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Arrested by a U.S. ally over tweets: NGOs call for freedom of Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab

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A prominent human rights activist in a U.S.-allied country faces up to 15 years in prison because of his tweets.

Since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf monarchy Bahrain, which was violently crushed by 2,000 Saudi and Emirati troops, Rajab has been arrested numerous times for his human rights work and peaceful activism.

On June 13, 2016, Rajab was again arrested, in what rights groups describe in the new letter as an attack on “his peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression.”

Dozens of non-governmental organizations sent a letter to Bahraini King Hamad al-Khalifa on Friday, calling for the release of activist Nabeel Rajab

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