Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab freed as trial adjourned

AFP , Sunday 2 Nov 2014

A Bahrain court on Sunday freed prominent Shiite activist Nabeel Rajab and adjourned to next year his trial over remarks posted on Twitter deemed insulting to public institutions, a judicial source said.

The criminal court in Manama ordered Rajab's release from custody but barred him from leaving the country, setting the next hearing in his trial to January 20, the source told AFP, requesting anonymity.

Rajab, a member of Bahrain's Shiite majority, which has been protesting against the Gulf kingdom's Sunni rulers since 2011, was arrested on October 1 after posting comments on Twitter about the interior and defence ministries.

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