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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab Acquitted for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Bahrain, Human Rights, Law

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab's teenage son Adam tweets [1] [ar]:

My father was found innocent of insulting the people of Muharraq after he spent two and a half months in prison

Rajab was handed a three-month prison sentence [2] for tweets, which the court said insulted the inhabitants of Muharraq. The appeals court acquitted him today. Separately, Rajab is facing a three year jail sentence [3] for taking part in anti-government protests.