Critic of Bahrain military action in Yemen detained for further 15 days

Opposition activist Nabeel Rajab is accused of posting news and images in which he criticised the military action
Critic of Bahrain military action in Yemen detained for further 15 days
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. (Getty Images)
By Sarah Townsend
Sun 12 Apr 2015 11:59 AM

An activist accused of criticising Bahrain’s military involvement in Yemen has been remanded in custody for a further 15 days pending investigations.

Opposition activist Nabeel Rajab is accused of disseminating footage and information related to the Royal Bahrain Air Force’s involvement in Yemen.

According to Bahrain’s state news agency he posted news and images in which he criticised the military actions undertaken by the country alongside other Gulf states.

Bahrain’s chief prosecutor Nawaf Al Awadhi was quoted as saying Rajab “spread lies, rumours and propaganda that may harm the military operations of the armed forces to restore legitimacy and stability in brotherly Yemen, and defamed an official entity”.

Rajab’s footage was taken from previous events that occurred in Syria and Palestine and had no relation to the ongoing operations of the coalition forces in Yemen, Al Awadhi added.

The Public Prosecution had earlier launched an investigation and questioned the suspect in the presence of his lawyer. He will now be detained for an additional 15 days pending further questioning.

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