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Bahrain to Put Activist on Trial on Defamation Charge

Pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, one of the highest profile activists in the Arab world, is to go on trial in Bahrain accused of insulting the Interior and Defense Ministries, his supporters said on Thursday. While the Public Prosecution did not name Rajab on a statement carried on the official news agency announcing a trial on October 19, the Interior Ministry identified him when he was arrested on October 2. Rajab took a leading role in the 2011 mass Shi'ite-led...

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