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US Must Respond to Bahrain’s Rights Defenders Harassment - HRF

© REUTERS / Hamad MohammedHuman rights activist Nabeel Rajab (R) gestures as he walks with his daughter Malak Rajab to attend his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (R) gestures as he walks with his daughter Malak Rajab to attend his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Human Rights First stated that the United States must respond to harassment of human rights defenders by its ally Bahrain.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States must respond to harassment of human rights defenders by its ally Bahrain in order to further the fight against violent extremism, Human Rights First said in a statement.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, left, greets the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. - Sputnik International
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“Washington needs to start taking action by making clear to Bahrain that targeting civil society will result in negative consequences for the bilateral relationship,” HMF’s Human Rights Defenders Program Director Brian Dooley, said in the statement on Thursday.

“These arrests fuel instability and unrest, hindering the ability of Bahrain to be a reliable ally in the fight to counter violent extremism in the region. Washington needs to start taking action by making clear to Bahrain that targeting civil society will result in negative consequences for the bilateral relationship.”

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was summoned to a police station on Thursday, according to the statement. He previously spent two years in jail and was most recently charged in connection to tweets that were critical of the state’s intelligence service.

Washington has close relations with Bahran, which hosts the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

 

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