Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain: family

The skyline is seen on November 4, 2002 of Manama, Bahrain. Photograph:( Getty )

AFP Dubai Jun 13, 2016, 06.04 AM (IST)

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabil Rajab was rearrested on Monday by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

Rajab, who was detained in 2014 for tweets deemed insulting to the authorities before his release on health grounds, was apprehended in a dawn raid on his home in the mainly Shiite village of Bani Jamra near Manama, according to his family.