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‘Jailed Bahrain activist granted bail’

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 21:51

Manama: Nabel Rajab, Bahraini rights activist, who was arrested earlier this month as part of the Gulf kingdom`s crackdowns on dissent has been granted bail at 300 dinars (USD 798) but he still must face another court hearing this week, defense lawyer,
Mohammed Ahmed said on Sunday.

Rajab faces charges of using social media to insult Bahraini authorities and encouraging protests. Bahrain`s majority Shiites began an uprising in February 2011 seeking to end the political controls of the ruling Sunni monarchy.

Ahmed says another hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
At least 50 people have died during unrest in the strategic nation, home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.


First Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 21:51

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