MOSCOW, November 2 (RIA Novosti) - The prominent Bahraini Shiite activist Nabeel Rajab has been temporary released on parole on Sunday as his court trial was postponed, AFP reported Sunday.
Rajab was arrested on October 1, after he posted compromising remarks about Bahraini officials, saying that a majority of the Bahraini citizens who have joined radical Islamist groups abroad and are waging jihad, were former security service employees who were inspired by the radical ideology while in service.
Rajab’s arrest raised criticism among human rights organizations, calling on Bahraini authorities for his release. According to AFP, the human rights activist has been in opposition for the last few years, organizing anti-government demonstrations and involved in numerous campaigns against human rights abuses, torture and killings in custody.
Rajab spent two years in prison for the organization of unauthorized demonstrations and was released in May.
The court hearing with regard to his new case is reported to take place on January 20.