Bahrain arrests activist Rajab over tweets: ministry

April 2, 2015 4:50 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain police arrested prominent democracy activist Nabeel Rajab on Thursday for comments he made on his Twitter account seen as "harmful" to civil peace, the kingdom's interior ministry said.

Rajab took a leading role in Shi'ite-led mass demonstrations in Bahrain in 2011 which asked for reforms in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab state, inspired by other pro-democracy uprisings in the Arab world.

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