BAHRAIN: ‘ Public Prosecutors Order Detention of Activist Nabeel Rajab for Public Insults on Twitter ‘

#AceNewsServices – BAHRAIN – October 02 – Bahrain’s Public Prosecution on Thursday ordered prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab to be held and questioned for one week, Reuters said.

' Freed in May after two years in jail '

‘ Freed in May after two years in jail ‘

The ruling came over remarks published on his Twitter account that were critical of state institutions, according to an associate of Rajab.

' Arrested for Tweeting Public Insults on Twitter '

‘ Arrested for Tweeting Public Insults on Twitter ‘

The Public Prosecution confirmed it had charged a person with publicly insulting a government institution on social media and had detained him for questioning. However, it did not name the individual.

The founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights was freed in May after two years in jail on charges of organizing and participating in illegal protests.

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