Bahrain charges leading rights activist


A Bahraini watchdog says the country’s leading activist, Nabeel Rajab, has been charged with publishing “false news and statements and malicious rumors that undermine the prestige of the kingdom,” a day after his letter appeared in The New York Times. – Associated Press reports (HT: FPI).

“This is not new to me: I have been here before, from 2012 to 2014, in 2015, and now again, all because of my work as a human rights defender,” Rajab writes for The New York Times.

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