Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:45 am
Bahrain activist free on bail before Twitter trial
The Associated Press
The case is seen by opposition groups as part of expanding Internet crackdowns by authorities in the Sunni-ruled Gulf nation, which has faced nearly two years on non-stop unrest over demands by majority Shiites for a greater political voice.
Lawyer Mohamed al-Jishi says activist Yousef Al Muhafedha was released Thursday on bail of 100 dinars ($268). His trial was set for Jan. 29.
Al-Muhafedha, a senior figure with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was taken into custody in early November on allegations he fabricated details about demonstrations in the capital, Manama.