Bahrain Releases Shiite Female Protester

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Bahraini authorities have released activist Zainab al-Khawaja after she served a one-month jail sentence for attacking a policewoman at a protest, her lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi told Agence France Presse on Wednesday.

"Zainab was released on Tuesday after she served her one-month jail term," Jishi told AFP. She also paid a 200 dinars ($530) fine for having insulted a police officer.

The daughter of prominent jailed Shiite opponent, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who ended a 110-day hunger strike on Monday, was convicted of attacking a policewoman and taking part in an illegal rally.

She is still on trial over two other cases, including taking part in another illegal gathering and obstructing traffic by sitting in the middle of a main road in Manama, said Jishi.

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

Amnesty International estimates that 60 people have been killed since protests broke out on February 14 last year.

Comments 4
Default-user-icon Lubnani (Guest) 30 May 2012, 23:35

yes, she is a Hero and to hell with the Al Khalifa terrorist. go to hell all the Al Khalifa my shoes Wahabi thieves.

Thumb slash 31 May 2012, 12:37

are you ok dude ? you lablel all the sunnis wahhabies and al khalifa ? look to them a huge part of them is refusing this style of sunna unlike the shi3a their alligeance is more to Iran just grow up , bad apples are everywhere but your boz is full of them and you dare criticizing the others !

Default-user-icon KAREEM (Guest) 31 May 2012, 01:50

Down with Karim Wilayat Al Faqih

Thumb slash 31 May 2012, 08:55

yep she is a hero , your heros we know how they are , they insult police officers , forbid armies to make their jobs highjack governments and are armed and they are a state within a state, you said everything Karim , now down with your terrorist thugs and yes to freedom yes to democracy ;)