- Name: Nabeel Rajab
- Country: Bahrain
- Status: Jailed
- Blog: https://twitter.com/NABEELRAJAB
Nabeel Rajab is a Bahraini human rights activist and dissident. He is the head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, as well as the president of the Gulf Center for Human Rights. Rajab has become a main source for reports regarding human rights abuses in Bahrain. His twitter account, which he uses as a primary method of reporting, has more than 170,000 followers.
Nabeel became a source of concern for Bahraini authorities, and was targeted by the police on many occasions.
On May 21, 2011, his house was attacked by Bahraini riot police using tear gas.
The harassment of Nabeel Rajab did not stop. On June 6, 2012, Rajab was arrested again, and, on August 16th, he was sentenced to three years for participating in an “unauthorized” demonstration. At his trial, Rajab told the judge that whether his sentence was three months or 30 years, he would not stop.
Rajab remains in prison and awaits trial for other charges.