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Bahrain - Activist Nabeel Rajab cleared of libel but kept in jail on other charges

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic (بالعربية) A Bahrain appeal court today cleared human rights activist Nabeel Rajab of charges of libelling the citizens of the town of Muharraq on Twitter, his lawyer Mohamed Al-Jishi announced. Reporters Without Borders notes the decision but points out that Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Gulf Center for Human Rights, has already been in prison for two of the three months to which he was sentenced on July 9. Furthermore, charges of participating (...)

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