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Nabeel Ahmed Abdulrasool Rajab is a Bahraini human rights activist and opposition leader. He is president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. He is also a prominent international human rights activist. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch's Middle East Division, Deputy Secretary General for the International Federation for Human Rights, former chairman of CARAM Asia, member of the Advisory Board of the Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization, and president of Gulf Center for Human Rights. Rajab started his human rights activity during the 1990s uprising before going on to become involved in campaigning on behalf of migrant workers in GCC countries. He subsequently became a leading campaigner against civil and human rights abuses in Bahrain including torture and deaths in official custody. He is known for his pioneering use of social networking as an important element in human rights campaigning which has brought him into conflict with the authorities. Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders have described him as being targeted by Bahraini authorities for his human rights activities. (via Freebase)