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Bahrain: Court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab for a seventh time

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The Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was due to be sentenced on 23 January but this was postponed for a seventh time. Rajab’s eighth trial date on charges of “spreading rumours in wartime,” “insulting a statutory body” and “insulting a neighbouring country” (Saudi Arabia) – all of which are related to comments on Twitter – will be 21 February.

tweet by Index, which Rajab shared, is being used as evidence against him. He is the winner of a 2012 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for his efforts in speaking out against human rights infringements by Bahraini government in 2011 and was a judge of the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards in 2016.

 

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