Bahrain activist's daughter arrested for protesting

Manama: The daughter of a prominent Bahraini opposition activist who has been on hunger strike for over two months was arrested on Saturday evening for trying to stage a protest in the capital Manama, activists said.

Sayed Yousif al-Muhafda said Zainab al-Khawaja, who has been arrested before only to be released several hours later, was taken by police after she tried to protest near the Financial Harbour in the capital.

Zainab al-Khawaja (front left), daughter of human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. Reuters

She was among protesters who riot police tried to prevent marching inside the city's market area, a Reuters witness said.


Published Date: Apr 22, 2012 09:02 AM | Updated Date: Apr 22, 2012 09:02 AM