scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

Rajab previously had been sentenced to two years in prison over television interviews he gave that included criticisms of Bahrain, an island off Saudi Arabia that's home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

By: AP | Dubai |
February 21, 2018 1:44:17 pm
Bahrain activist sentenced for five years Rajab has been detained since June 2016 as part of a wide crackdown on all dissent in Bahrain.

A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

The case against Nabeel Rajab, a major figure in the tiny island nation’s 2011 Arab Spring protests, has been widely criticized internationally.

Rajab previously had been sentenced to two years in prison over television interviews he gave that included criticisms of Bahrain, an island off Saudi Arabia that’s home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. The latest sentence was announced Wednesday.

Rajab has been detained since June 2016 as part of a wide crackdown on all dissent in Bahrain. He has been hospitalized several times during his incarceration over heart problems and ulcers.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement