HRW Criticizes Arbitrary Travel Ban against Nabeel Rajab
2015-12-17 - 8:53 p
Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch (HRW) Criticized on Monday (December 14, 2015) the arbitrary travel ban imposed by the Bahraini authorities on the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab.
Rajab's lawyers told HRW that because prosecutors have not formally closed the investigation into these charges, Rajab could be arrested at any time and face a criminal trial. Rajab's lawyers have filed appeals to the travel ban with the investigating prosecutor on September 2, 2015, the attorney general on September 16, and the office of the Public Prosecution on October 1. After receiving no responses, the lawyers submitted a second appeal to the attorney general on December 3.
"Nabeel Rajab is not at liberty to speak his mind or to leave the country," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director. "This travel ban against Rajab is just the latest unlawful effort by Bahrain's government to keep a critic quiet."
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