Bahrain releases pro-democracy activist awaiting trial

November 19, 2014 6:46 PM

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MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini authorities released pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja from detention on Wednesday, her lawyer and sister said, as she awaits trial over a charge of insulting Bahrain's king by tearing up his picture.

Zainab, daughter of jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, fell foul of the judge last month during an appeal hearing into two cases involving her that date back to 2012, her lawyer Mohammed al-Wasati said at the time.

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