Witness Bahrain interviewed human rights activist and Bahrain Center for Human Rights President Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain yesterday (July 9) just before he was taken to jail for a three-month sentence related to an update he posted on Twitter.
In the video, Rajab states: “I will not stop and I’m teaching people not to stop. If everybody will keep quiet after putting them in jail, then it’s a disaster. We should challenge that. We should be willing to pay the price for the struggle for the freedom that we fight for. And this is the price.”
The Bahrain Coordinating Committee supports the universal right to freedom of expression and calls for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab.
- Bahrain Activist Jailed for a Tweet (theatlanticwire.com)
- Jail for Bahrain protest leader over tweet (aljazeera.com)
- Bahrain: Rights Activist Jailed for ‘Insulting’ Tweets (hrw.org)