Lawyer: Bahraini activist freed on bail

May 28, 2012 15:10


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DUBAI - A prominent Bahraini opposition activist accused of organizing illegal protests and insulting authorities in the Gulf Arab state was freed from jail on Monday after being granted bail, his lawyer said.

Nabeel Rajab is the founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and led many protests that were part of an uprising led by the Shi'ite Muslim majority against the Sunni Al Khalifa dynasty that rules the island kingdom.

Bahrain's Shi'ites complain they have long been marginalized in political and economic life, which the government denies. But there has been no progress on the main opposition demand for a parliament with full powers to legislate and form governments.

The court freed Rajab on 300 Bahraini dinar ($796) bail with a travel ban, his lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi told Reuters.

"The case is still ongoing. There is no verdict yet, but he was released on bail and the next court hearing is on June 17," Jishi said by telephone from Manama.

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