Human rights defender prosecuted in Bahrain over social media posts

Digital activist Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, is facing trial in Bahrain. In June 2017, Rajab was detained on charges of ‘spreading rumours in wartime’ and ‘insulting a neighbouring country’ by tweeting and re-tweeting posts about the war in Yemen and the torture allegations in the Jau prison. The Bahraini court postponed ruling on his case until 11 September 2017 when a new judge adjourned the case again until 27 September 2017.