Bahrain puts off rights activist's appeal hearing to March 4

February 11, 2015 12:48 PM

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Bahrain puts off rights activist's appeal hearing to March 4

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain has postponed until March 4 a hearing by Nabeel Rajab, one of the Arab world's most prominent democracy campaigners, on his appeal against a conviction for publicly insulting two state institutions, according to his Twitter account.

As founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Rajab took a leading role in demonstrations led by Bahrain's majority Shi'ite Muslim community in 2011 calling for reforms in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab kingdom.

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