Bahrain arrests prominent campaigner Nabeel Rajab

June 13, 2016 11:51


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DUBAI - Bahraini police detained Nabeel Rajab, one of the most prominent rights activists in the Arab world, his wife said on Monday on her Twitter account, nearly a year after he was freed from prison by royal pardon.

Sumaya Rajab said security forces searched the family house before they arrested her husband. No reason for the arrest was given, the Arabic language al-Wasat newspaper reported her as saying, and there was no immediate comment from authorities.Rajab, founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, played a leading role in Shi'ite Muslim-led demonstrations in the 2011 demonstrations demanding reforms in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab kingdom.

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