Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain – family

June 13, 2016 5:23 AM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was rearrested on Monday, June 13, by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

Rajab, who was detained in 2014 for tweets deemed insulting to the authorities before his release on health grounds, was apprehended in a dawn raid on his home in the mainly Shiite village of Bani Jamra near Manama, according to his family.

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