Bahrain Reduces Sentence for Activist

Nabeel Rajab will now serve two years instead of three


A Bahrain appeals court has reduced the prison sentence of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab from three years to two. Human rights groups have long been demanding the release of Rajab.

The court dropped the charge of insulting police, according to his attorney, Mohammed al-Jishi. It's not what Rajab had expected, as he had hoped that they would have let him go, his wife Sumaya told the press.