Lawyer Mohamed al-Jishi says Nabel Rajab was arrested Wednesday for posting Twitter messages allegedly insulting residents of a Sunni-dominated neighborhood for its close ties with Bahrain’s ruling Sunni dynasty.
Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has played a high-profile role in monitoring alleged abuses by authorities during the nearly 16-month-old uprising by Bahrain’s majority Shiites for greater political rights.
The latest arrest is the fifth case against Rajab since May.
He was released on bail last month.
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