One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights activists has been sentenced to six months in prison over something he posted on Twitter last year.
Nabeel Rajab was charged with insulting a public institution and the army.
In the tweet, he suggested that security institutions in Bahrain had served as what he called an “ideological incubator” for jihadists.
The court has granted Mr Rajab bail of $500 (£430) while he appeals against the verdict, if he chooses to pay it.
Mr Rajab has served several prison sentences since setting up the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights in 2002.
He confirmed his latest sentencing in a tweet that read: “I was sentenced to 6 month.”
Rights groups say this sentence is the latest move against activists by authorities in Bahrain.
On Monday, the head of the country’s main opposition group was charged with promoting violent regime change.
Follow Nabeel Rajab on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nabeelrajab