Bahrain activist sentenced to additional jail terms

December 9, 2014 4:39 PM

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MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini court sentenced pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to 16 months in jail on Tuesday for insulting a government employee and damaging public property, her lawyer said.

Khawaja had already been sentenced to three years in jail and fined 3,000 dinars ($7,960) on Dec. 4 for insulting King Hamad by tearing up his photograph.

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