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Bahrain opposition leader's daughter jailed

A Bahraini court has jailed activist Zainab Al Khawaja for two months after finding her guilty of destroying property belonging to the interior ministry, a judicial source said today.

A Bahraini court has jailed activist Zainab Al Khawaja for two months after finding her guilty of destroying property belonging to the interior ministry, a judicial source said today.

Khawaja, the daughter of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja who is serving a life sentence after he was convicted of plotting against the state, had been released in May after serving a one month jail term for attacking a policewoman at a demonstration.

She had also paid a 200 dinars (Dh1,948) fine for having insulted a police officer.

Khawaja is also facing two other cases — obstructing traffic on a main road as well as taking part in a gathering and inciting hatred — for which she will be tried in November, the judicial source said.

She has been active in holding anti-government protests since security forces quelled a month-long Shiite-led uprising last year.