• Human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain

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    DUBAI: Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was rearrested on Monday by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter. Rajab, 51, who was detained in 2014 for tweets deemed insulting to the authorities before his release on health grounds, was apprehended in a dawn raid on his home in the mainly Shiite village of Bani Jamra near Manama, according to his family. The activist, who has led anti-government marches and heads the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, had previously served two years in jail for taking part in unauthorized protests. He was sentenced to six months in jail for his tweets but pardoned in July 2015 after King Hamad issued a royal pardon “for health reasons.”

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