This cartoon series is an artistic protest against the unlawful arrest of Nabeel Rajab and the human rights violations in Bahrain. Nabeel Rajab is a human rights defender and President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. He is one of the most prominent Arab human rights defenders and has been a leading voice in the Arab Spring in Bahrain. He has faced physical intimidation, arrest, detention and travel bans as a result of his work and has been sentenced to prison in violation of rights of assembly and expression. Bahraini police detained human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on 13 June 2016. Many false charges have been framed against him for his online posts. Recently a new charge of “undermining the prestige of the kingdom” was filed against him for just an opinion piece, he wrote in New York Times exposing the poor condition of human rights in Bahrain.
The cartoons demand the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab and the protection of human rights and free speech in Bahrain.