"the Highest court in Bahrain upheld the five-year imprisonment against the human rights activist Nabil Rajab on Monday."
"Rajab was sentenced in February, among other things, to have tweeted critically about the war in Yemen, which is illegal in Bahrain. He was also sentenced for tweets about human rights violations in Bahraini prisons, where he accused the authorities of torture."
"– the Court rejected the appeal, " says Nabil Rajabs attorney on Monday when the supreme court upheld the ruling."
"Nabil Rajab is serving already a two-year prison sentence from July last year, sentenced for spreading rumours and false information in tv-interviews, where he has been critical of the government in the island state in the Persian gulf."
"He has also previously served in prison for his role in the demokratiprotesterna in the country in 2011."