Bahraini appeals court upholds jail term for activist Rajab – report

A Bahraini appeals court upheld a two-year jail sentence for high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab on Wednesday, a judicial source said. The source confirmed that the court in Manama rejected an appeal by Rajab’s attorneys, AFP reported. Rajab was sentenced in July to two years in jail for press statements deemed insulting to the government. Rajab is also on trial in a second case and could face a 15-year prison term over a series of tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Bahrain, over their military intervention in the Yemen war.