Leading human rights activist from Bahrain arrested
October 2 , 2014
Nabeel Rajab, a renowned human rights activist from Bahrain, has been arrested for his comments on Twitter that were considered to be “denigrating” towards government institutions.
Rajab, who has earlier spent two years in jail for organizing anti-government protests, had just returned to Bahrain after a foreign tour.
Rajab, who heads the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, is a prominent critic of the country’s king, Hamad al-Khalifa, and is quite active on the social media.