Court of appeals acquits Nabeel Rajab of defamation

Information Affairs Authority Bahrain
The Court of Appeals cleared activist Nabeel Rajab of the charges filed against him by a group of citizens from Muharraq. Rajab was accused of publically slandering them on his personal twitter account.

The ruling was due to the judge’s uncertainty regarding the evidence submitted to support the lawsuit. The Court had previously found him guilty and sentenced him to a period of three months.

Rajab is currently serving a three year sentence for charges of participating in and inciting illegal assemblies and unlicensed marches in busy commercial areas and is appealing the conviction.

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