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Bahraini activist sentenced to three-year term

  • Zainab al-Khawaja, a prominent pro-democracy campaigner in Bahrain, was sentenced to a three-year jail term for tearing King Hamad’s photograph, according to media reports.

    If she agrees to pay a fine, she can remain at liberty till her appeal.  

    Khawaja, who faces other cases too, would become a "a prisoner of conscience" in case she is jailed, Amnesty International said. The rights group has called for quashing of all convictions and dropping of all outstanding charges against her.

     

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