18-08-2022 07:27 AM Jerusalem Timing

Rajab Temporarily Free to Bid Farewell to Deceased Mother

Rajab Temporarily Free to Bid Farewell to Deceased Mother

Public Prosecution Chief Wael Buallay said that Head of Bahrain Center for Human Rights convict Nabeel Rajab on Thursday committed violations by attending his mother’s funeral.

Public Prosecution Chief Wael Buallay said that Head of Bahrain Center for Human Rights convict Nabeel Rajab on Thursday committed violations when attending his mother’s funeral.

In a statement to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Buallay said that “Nabeel Rajab was released briefly to attend his mother’s funeral, although such a humanitarian gesture posed a threat to public security and the safety of the policemen accompanying him, he violated the terms and delivered a speech inciting mourners to stage illegal protests and called that a religious duty.”

Rajab: Raise the Signs of Victory, Tell them We Are Triumphant

The funeral of Rajab’s mother in Manama was transformed to a political march that raised anti-regime slogans, and criticized the regime that has been holding Rajab for two months now after having sentenced him to three years in prison for his “freedom of expression”.

The Bahraini activist was seen raising his hand in a victory sign, and witnesses said he requested other activists to do the same as a challenge to the regime.

“Raise the victory signs, tell them we are firm,” Rajab was quoted as saying, as thousands of Bahrainis marched in Friday’s funeral.

Bahrain’s public prosecution had permitted activists Nabil Rajab, as well as the deceased’s brother Mohammad Jawad Brois to attend the funeral and consolation for three days, on condition that they return to the prison in the evening.