Bahrain detains pro-democracy activist for 7 days

By REUTERS
October 15, 2014 17:08

MANAMA - Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Zainab, daughter of jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja who is on hunger strike, fell foul of the judge on Tuesday during an appeal hearing into two cases involving her that date back to 2012, her lawyer Mohammed al-Wasti said.

"The judge yesterday accused Zainab of insulting the king by tearing up his picture during the trial," Wasti told Reuters.


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