Minister for Middle East statement on the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

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Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt responded to the ruling.

Minister Burt said:

I am concerned about the upholding of the five-year sentence given to Mr Nabeel Rajab, in addition to the two-year sentence he has served.

The UK urges Bahrain to protect freedom of expression for all its citizens, in line with their international commitments.

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Published 31 December 2018

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