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Bahrain: Release activist detained for ‘insulting’ government on Twitter

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Release activist detained for ‘insulting’ government on Twitter 02 October 2014 The Bahraini authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist who has been detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior, Amnesty International said today. Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, could face up to three years in prison for comments he posted online about reports that members of Bahrain’s security forces had joined the Islamic State armed group in Iraq.“The detention of Nabeel…

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