DROI condemns additional 5-year prison sentence for Bahraini human rights defender


Alarmed by this new attack on freedom of expression in Bahrain, the Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, made the following statement: "Shortly after the seventh anniversary of the 14 February 2011 protest movement calling for democratic reform and respect for human rights in Bahrain, the new sentence handed down to Nabeel Rajab is further proof of the ongoing crackdown against civil society and dissidents in Bahrain."