Bahrain detains prominent activist during raid on his home

DUBAI- Bahraini police detained a prominent activist during a raid on his home early Monday, rights groups and the activist’s family said, part of a wide crackdown on dissent more than five years after the Arab Spring. It wasn’t immediately clear why authorities detained Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. However, his

detention comes after Zainab al-Khawaja, another prominent activist, fled the island nation for Denmark in recent days over fears of being imprisoned again. Police seized electronic devices and other items from Rajab’s home as they detained him, according to the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy. Rajab’s wife, Sumayia, also confirmed his arrest and said on Twitter that their home was searched.



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