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Bahraini rights activist moved to hospital days after surgery

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A file picture taken on November 2, 2014, shows Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab looking on at his home in the village of Bani Jamrah, West of Manama, upon his release on bail. (Photo by AFP)

Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been rushed to hospital due to complications following a surgery.

According to the Bahrain Mirror on Sunday, Rajab had been sent to solitary confinement just two days after being operated on.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has noted that the activist was not even given basic hygiene products after surgery.

A member of his family stressed that Rajab also required special medical attention due to the nature of his operation.

On Thursday, his relatives reported that they had been prevented from visiting him after he underwent surgery.       


Rajab is being held in detention, pending trial on alleged charges of insulting the Bahraini ruling dynasty. Rajab has been arrested multiple times in recent years over anti-regime protests in Bahrain. The activist was pardoned for health reasons in 2015 before being rearrested in June 2016. He is currently on trial for tweets and statements deemed insulting to Manama and Riyadh regimes.

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