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Bahrain Sentences Activist Rajab to 5 Years in Prison For Tweets

A court in Bahrain has sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to five years in jail for tweeting comments critical of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen and alleging prison abuses. The charges against him included insulting a neighboring country and national institutions. Rajab played a leading role in 2011 pro-democracy protests that came as a wave of demonstrations hit countries across the region. Since then he has been jailed multiple times, and before...

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