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Bahrain: Activist Detained for Twitter Comments

Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and drop all charges based on his public discussion of political issues. Authorities have repeatedly issued summonses for him to go in for questioning in the past few months, detained him from May 5 to May 28, 2012, and detained him again on June 6 for statements he made on Twitter calling for the Prime Minister to step down, and discussing his visit to a village outside of Manama. (Beirut) – Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and drop all charges based…

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