x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Bahrain activist released from prison

Bahraini authorities have released the activist Zainab Al Khawaja after she served a one-month jail sentence for attacking a policewoman at a protest, her lawyer said yesterday.

Bahraini authorities have released the activist Zainab Al Khawaja after she served a one-month jail sentence for attacking a policewoman at a protest, her lawyer said yesterday.

Ms Al Khawaja, the daughter of prominent jailed Shiite opponent, Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, is still on trial in two other cases, including taking part in an illegal gathering and obstructing traffic during a sit-in.