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Bahrain: Further Information: Nabeel Rajab’s trial date set for 12 July

, Index number: MDE 11/4346/2016

Prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab was told on 26 June that his trial will begin on 12 July on charges of “spreading false rumours in times of war” and “insulting public authorities” in relation to tweets he published in 2015. He could face up to 13 years in prison if convicted. He was hospitalised on 27 June for an irregular heartbeat.

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