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Bahraini activist risks 7 years in jail for retweets: Yaser Mawali

, Index number: MDE 11/6825/2017

Bahraini activist Yaser Mawali has been on trial before the Lower Court in Manama, the capital, since 7 June charged with “insulting the King” for two posts he had retweeted. He has been detained since 29 May and his next hearing is scheduled for 16 August. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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