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Bahrain: Further Information: Human rights defender charged and detained: Nabeel Rajab

, Index number: MDE 11/4273/2016

Bahraini human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, Nabeel Rajab, was arrested on 13 June. He has been charged with “spreading false information and rumours in the aim of discrediting the State”. The Prosecution ordered his detention for seven days pending investigation.

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