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Activists: Bahrain court won't release activist from prison


Added 09-17-19 08:22:01am EST - “Activists say a court in Bahrain has refused to release and allow a prominent activist to serve out at home the remainder of his five-year prison sentences for tweets.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Activists: Bahrain court won’t release activist from prison”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Activists say a court in Bahrain has refused to release and allow a prominent activist to serve out at home the remainder of his five-year prison sentences for tweets.

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said on Tuesday the court refused the noncustodial sentence request for Nabeel Rajab.

Rajab has been detained since June 2016 as part of a wide crackdown on dissent in Bahrain, a small island-nation off the Saudi coast that’s home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. He was sentenced February 2018.

Rajab was a major figure in the mostly Shiite-led protests in 2011 demanding greater rights from the Sunni-ruled monarchy. He separately received a two-year sentence over television interviews he gave that included criticisms of Bahrain.

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