FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: The Case of Nabeel Rajab
PEN views freedom of expression as a basic human right. When it is denied, PEN assumes a pivotal role in representing those whose rights have been challenged. In this issue we highlight the case of writer and human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.
On April 2nd, Nabeel Rajab was arrested at his home in Bahrain. He was charged with spreading false rumours, after publishing tweets and a piece in the Huffington Post exposing ill-treatment and collective punishment in Bahrain’s Central Prison. The piece linked to his arrest can be viewed at Into Bahrain’s Jaws of Hell.
PEN International calls on the Government of Bahrain for the immediate and unconditional release of Nabeel Rajab and all those currently detained in the Kingdom of Bahrain solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to free expression.
See more at: http://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/bahrain-human-rights-defender-nabeel-rajab-arrested-again-over-tweets/#sthash.HSGGlSH5.dpuf