Nabeel Rajab is an internationally reknowned human rights defender, the co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and a prominent figure in Bahrain’s pro-democracy struggle. On July 9 2012, Nabeel was imprisoned for three months because of a tweet that he wrote. His prison sentence was then extended to three years, due to calling for “illegal gatherings.” (His sentence was later reduced to two years.) Nabeel remains in prison in Bahrain today, kept isolated from the other prisoners of concience. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Frontline Defenders have all advocated for Nabeel’s unconditional release.