A court in Bahrain yesterday ordered prominent human rights defender and activist Nabeel Rajab imprisoned for six months for having suggested in posts on Twitter that there were links between Bahrain’s security forces and the Islamic State group.

Rajab, who remains banned from travel, reportedly plans to appeal, but must pay a fine of 200 BHD (approx. €460) to avoid imprisonment while the appeal remains pending.

See related post “Bahrain urged to drop charges against human rights defender” (January 19, 2015)