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Bahrain activist Rajab sentenced to 5 years for tweets

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High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday over tweets critical of the war in Yemen, two human rights groups said.

Rajab, a leading figure in 2011 protests against the Gulf state’s Sunni minority rulers, was already serving a two-year sentence handed down last July for “disseminating rumors and false information” in television interviews critical of the government.

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