Ac­tivist sen­tenced to two years in jail

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A Bahraini court yes­ter­day sen­tenced promi­nent hu­man rights ac­tivist Nabeel Ra­jab to two years in jail af­ter find­ing him guilty of spread­ing “fake news”, a ju­di­cial source said. The source, quoted by the of­fi­cial BNA news agency, said Ra­jab was con­victed “of dis­sem­i­nat­ing false news, state­ments and ru­mors about the in­ter­nal sit­u­a­tion of the king­dom that would un­der­mine its pres­tige and sta­tus”. The ver­dict, which the source said can be ap­pealed, was im­me­di­ately con­demned by Bahraini and in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights watch­dogs.

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