Posted on » Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ON Sunday, the GDN published in good faith a panel of photographs identifying suspects in connection with a terrorism plot aimed at disrupting security in Bahrain.

The photographs and accompanying statement from the Public Prosecution were released through the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA), to coincide with a special television broadcast on Saturday night.

The material included a photograph of Nabeel Rajab, who we have since come to understand has neither been questioned nor charged in relation to any terrorist activity.

BNA released a replacement panel of photographs, which did not include Mr Rajab, on its website at 12.52am on Sunday, without directly alerting our news room and which we were subsequently not aware of until after publication.

We apologise for any embarrassment caused, but reiterate that the material was released by a government body and published in good faith.