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Israel Puppet Bahrain sentences daughter of activist Al-Khawaja to jail


A Bahraini court has sentenced the daughter of prominent opposition activist Hadi Al-Khawaja to one month in jail for taking part in an unauthorized demonstration. Zainab Al-Khawaja, the eldest of the Shia rights activist’s daughters, was found guilty of entering the ‘prohibited area’ of Pearl Square, AFP reported, citing a lawyer. She was also fined $258. Pearl Square was the rallying ground and symbol for Bahrain’s widespread 2011 protests. The lawyers said there was “no formal decision declaring that Pearl Square is a forbidden area.” Hadi Al-Khawaja is serving a life sentence for plotting against the state, and Zainab has faced a courtroom several times so far this year.

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