The Law Society is concerned by report of the treatment, persecution and imprisonment of the Bahraini human rights activist and Chairman of the European-Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights, Mr Hussain Jawad. Mr. Jawad was firstly arrested on 24 November 2013 at a police station in the central governorate whilst filing a complaint against the government-run newspaper, Akbar al-Khaleej, and the Bahrain Society for Human Rights Watch. His complaint referred to defamation, libel, and incitement to harm human rights bloggers and activists, including himself. While filing the complaint, he was arrested on a charge of “inciting hatred against the regime” in a speech he had given in Manama in Ashoora ceremonies (Shiite festival).
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