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Nabeel Rajab Accused of Spreading False News about the Arab Coalition | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Nabeel Rajab. – AFP

Manama – Bahraini public prosecution brought detainee Nabeel Rajab before a specialized doctor to examine his case. Rajab was arrested on the ground of spreading false news and rumors about the Arab coalition.

Charges against Rajab include “posting information that could incite others and disrupt civil peace,” and “illegally defaming a statutory body.”

Manama district attorney Nawaf al-Awadi said that the detainee was examined by one of the doctors and a full report was issued on his case.

Awadi said that the rumors and false news Rajab publicized for could have harmed the military operations of the Bahraini armed forces. He added that the defendant publicly insulted a neighboring country and a Bahraini regulatory committee.

In March 2015, Rajab posted a series of tweets and re-tweets on his personal Twitter account that included lies and accusations targeting the statutory bodies of the ministry of internal affairs and its security bodies.

Rajab accused the ministry of internal affairs of torturing prisoners, humiliating them, abusing them, and banning them from education. He also claimed that the ministry of internal affairs is arresting and breaking into homes illegally.

In addition, Rajab spread rumors about the war in Yemen and the military operations that Bahrain does as part of the Arab coalition. Rajab claimed that the operations are illegal and breaks the international laws.