Bahrain: Ongoing detention of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

LRWC is deeply concerned about the ongoing detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Mr. Rajab was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment on 16 August 2012 by the Lower Criminal Court. The charges were in relation to three occasions where he participated in peaceful gatherings promoting democracy and fundamental freedoms: freedoms recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.