14 dec 2012

Many international human rights defenders were banned from entering Bahrain to deliver testimony in the court for the imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab during his trial of appeal. They have recorded their testimonies in videos and sent them to the court, you can watch them below:

Joe Stork Deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa

Mary Lawlor Executive Director of Frontline defenders

Brian Dooley Director Human Rights Defenders Program, Human Rights First

Kristina Stockwood Campaigns Coordinator and IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group Coordinator, International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Clearing House

Amina Bo'ayyash Vice President, the International Federations for Human Rights(FIDH)

Joshua Colangelo-Bryan American Lawyer

Khalid Ibrahim Deputy Director of Gulf Center for Human Rights

In addition, The court watched videos of collected clips of Nabeel's speeches during protests and gatherings, and listened to his calls for peaceful protests: