A Bahraini court again denied bail to a leading Bahraini human rights activist on Tuesday and delayed his trial on charges of spreading false news, a pro-opposition rights group reported.

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said Nabeel Rajab's trial was postponed to June 12, extending his period of pre-trial detention - much of which was spent in solitary confinement - to roughly a year.

Authorities at Bahrain's information affairs office could not immediately be reached for comment on the case.

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