DUBAI - Bahrain accused a prominent activist on Monday of publishing fabricated images on the Internet and summoned him for questioning in an ongoing crackdown following pro-democracy protests the state put down by force.
The official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said Nabeel Rajab, head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, had published doctored images with links to social media site Twitter of one of two men who died at a detention center on Saturday.
"The deputy adviser for legal affairs at the interior ministry announced that Nabeel Rajab published false images on social media site Twitter of Ahmed Isa Sager," BNA said.
The opposition has said it suspects Sager died from the effects of torture in detention. Bahrain's government denies any torture but says all such accusations will be investigated.