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Bahrain: Further Information: Nabeel Rajab faces new charge

, Index number: MDE 11/4451/2016

Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial began 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. On the first day of the trial a new charge of “insulting a foreign country” was also levelled against him. His case has been adjourned to 2 August.