Bahrain releases jailed activist's daughter

April 7, 2012 20:37

DUBAI - Bahrain released the daughter of a jailed activist on Saturday, having detained her during a protest calling for his release, her lawyer said, adding that the life of her father was in danger after 59 days on hunger strike.

Zainab al-Khawaja had been arrested on Thursday outside the Interior Ministry where she was taking part in a rally to demand that her father Abdulhadi be freed. The ministry said in a statement she had "assaulted a public employee".

Abdulhadi was moved to a military hospital on Friday after his health deteriorated sharply. The Khawajas' lawyer said Zainab had been questioned and then released.

"They let her go," said Mohammed al-Jishi, adding that her father was in a fragile condition, with very low blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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