Bahrain court frees prominent activist pending trial

Nabeel Rajab (centre) has been repeatedly detained for publishing tweets deemed insulting to Bahrain's Sunni authoritiesA Bahraini court on Wednesday ordered the release of prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab pending his trial on charges of spreading false information and posting insults online, a judicial source said. The decision follows repeated requests to release Rajab, 52, who suffered recurring health problems. The court postponed his trial to January 23, the source said, adding that Rajab attended the hearing.

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