Public Prosecution Charges Rajab with Disseminating False News that Undermine Prestige of State over NYT Article
2016-09-06 - 1:10 am
Bahrain Mirror: The Public Prosecution opened a new case against the prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab over publishing an article in the New York Times on Sunday (September 4, 2016) entitled "Letter from a Bahraini Jail".
The prosecution said that it questioned Rajab for publishing "an article in a foreign newspaper in which he deliberately disseminated false news and information and tendentious rumors that undermine the kingdom's prestige and stature."
The statement published on Monday (September 5, 2016) that it started questioning Rajab "who denied he had made that statement or any other statements to the newspaper. He said that it was impossible for him to make statements to any party, being remanded in custody pending trial over a case that is currently examined by courts. He also denied having any relationship with the newspaper or the article attributed to him, adding that the newspaper which used his name should bear the legal responsibility."
The Public Prosecution charged him with "deliberate dissemination of false news and spreading tendentious rumors that undermine the prestige of the state and its stature." The Chief Prosecutor said, adding that investigations into the case will continue.
It is to mention that Rajab is arrested now over tweets he posted in April 2015, in which he criticized the war on Yemen and torturing children in Jaw Prison. Rajab's case was adjourned today until October.
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