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UN rights office’s plea to release Nabeel Rajab dismissed

Bahrain News
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
GDN Online Desk


Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a five-year jail sentence for spreading false information on social media about the Saudi-led military action in Yemen, posted false and malicious tweets harming civil peace and social harmony on Twitter, said the General Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Crimes in response to a call by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on January 4 to release him. “They (tweets) amount to legal violations, which do not fall within the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Bahrain’s Constitution,” it said.

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