May 13, 2012
Bahrain has extended the detention of rights activist Nabeel Rajab for participating in a January anti-government rally, his lawyer said on Sunday, after he was arrested over tweets deemed insulting to the government.
Rajab was detained earlier this month for releasing tweets deemed insulting to the government, but the public prosecution ordered his detention extended by “one week” on Saturday for participating in the January demonstration, his lawyer Mohamed al-Jishi told AFP.
The official BNA news agency confirmed the order.
He also faces a trial, the second hearing for which is to be held on May 22, for participating in a separate demonstration three months ago in Manama.