Bahrain activist's daughter arrested for protesting

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.

hidden April 22, 2012 09:02:18 IST
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.

Bahrain activists daughter arrested for protesting

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.

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