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Coalition: Bahrain should free Nabeel Rajab immediately

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Prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who has been held behind bars in Bahrain for 81 days, should be freed immediately and unconditionally, a coalition of 34 rights groups, including the International Press Institute (IPI), said today in a letter to Bahrain’s king.

The groups made the call one day after the 52nd birthday of Rajab, who faces more than a dozen years in prison if convicted on charges that many see as reprisal for his work promoting fundamental human rights in the Persian Gulf island nation.

Today’s call came on the heels of the release of a report on Wednesday by the BCHR titled “Digital Rights Derailed in Bahrain”, which examines and discusses measures taken by Bahraini authorities to tighten their grip on the Internet and increase surveillance of content published online, as well as the ongoing prosecution and detention of Internet users.

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