Manama: Bahraini authorities said Thursday that four cyberactivists have been arrested for posting insults about companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on Instagram.

The four are accused of posting on the smartphone photo-sharing service “texts and pictures damaging to companions of the Prophet”, state news agency BNA reported.

It said they were arrested after an investigation of users of the Instagram account and would be put on trial, without identifying the suspects.

The companions of the Prophet are revered by Muslims.