Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab denied entry in Cairo

Egyptian authorities at the Cairo International Airport denied entry to Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Human Rights Centre after he arrived at Cairo airport on Wednesday morning. Rajab said on his twitter account he is going to be deported to Bahrain.



Rajab travelled from Bahrain to Egypt this morning. The prominent activist was stopped at the airport after his passport was confiscated. The reasons for his deportation are not known.

On a similar note, last week Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja daughter of hunger stirker Al-Khawaja was allowed to enter Cairo after being held at the airport for 12 hours. She had travelled to Egypt from Copenhagen via Warsaw to attend a human rights conference but Egyptian authorities told her she had been blacklisted and would be deported.

On account of being held furious Rajab tweeted below which translate to: Egypt’s Mubarak has not prevented us from entering Egypt and now the revolution is prevented from entering (via Google Translate)

Once the news broke, primarily tweeps from Bahrain and Egypt started ranting against the deportation of Rajab.


Few weeks back Mr. Rajab was featured in HARDTalk on BBC where he spoke on how the king of Bahrain is not keeping up to his promises and what lies ahead for Bahrain.

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