Bahrain: Decision Postponed in Closely Watched Rights Case

April 5, 2015 10:07 AM

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A Bahraini appeals court has adjourned a case involving Twitter comments by prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab for another month as prosecutors consider new charges against him over online comments.

Defense attorneys had expected an appeals decision Sunday, but lawyer Jalila al-Sayed says the court postponed the case until May 4 after prosecutors presented additional arguments. Rajab is appealing a six-month jail sentence issued in January for insulting government ministries on Twitter.

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