IRDA 2011 - Nabeel Rajab

The Price of Freedom and Democracy: Defiant Bahrainis and the Arab Spring

Nabeel Rajab is president and co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and long-time crusader for human rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Rajab also currently serves as the deputy secretary general for the International Federation for Human Rights and as the chairperson of CARAM-Asia.

Rajab was one of the first defenders of Bahraini human rights, and is credited with the foundation of the first human rights organization in Bahrain, The Bahrain Human Rights Society, which he founded after years of working in secrecy. Rajab has worked within multiple human rights organizations in Bahrain over the years, ranging from Human Rights Watch to the International Federation for Human Rights to the Arab Group for Monitoring Media.

Nabeel Rajab is currently serving a sentence of two years in prison for participating in peaceful gatherings and calling others to join.



Related links:
Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab to Receive 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop - Washington DC

World Youth Democracy Forum with Nabeel Rajab

Statement on Nabeel Rajab by The Hon. Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, the Wilson Center

CNN Report on Bahrain Violence

State Department stands up for Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in appeal

National Endowment for Democracy

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