ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 141

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Bahrain releases activist jailed over tweet

Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was freed from jail Tuesday after being sentenced to five years imprisonment for tweeting criticism of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, his lawyer says.

“Nabeel has been released and he is on his way home now,” Mohammed Al-Jishi tells AFP, adding that the remaining three years of the sentence would be served in an “alternative” or non-custodial setting.

— AFP

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