Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrives for his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Hamad Mohammed
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Prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. Rajab is already serving a two-year sentence handed down in July over television interviews he gave that included criticism of Bahrain.Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa pardoned Rajab in July 2015 over concerns about his health after the activist served some three months in prison.But Rajab was again arrested in June 2016 over his tweets alleging abuse at Bahrain's Jaw prison and criticizing civilian casualties in the Yemen war waged by an Arab-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a member.
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