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Video: Nabeel Rajab discusses pro-democracy movement in Bahrain

Pro-democracy protests have rocked Bahrain since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011 and were dealt with harshly by police
The Bahraini government has attempted to sow sectarian division between the majority Shia and Sunni Muslims (MEE)

Nabeel Rajab, human rights activist and founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, talks to Middle East Eye about the continuing pro-democracy movement in the country, the impact of the Bahrain Indepedent Commission of Inquiry, the impact of pro-Gaza protests and the influence of Iran.

Rajab served two years in jail after being convicted in 2012  for organising "illegal gatherings and disturbing public order."

Though he plans to return to Bahrain, he will face heavy scrutiny and harassment from the security services.

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