Bahrain sentences Shiite activist to 3 years for insulting king weeks after she gave birth

December 4, 2014 8:30 PM

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MANAMA, Bahrain – A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced a prominent opposition activist to three years in prison for insulting the king after she tore up the monarch's photo, her lawyer said. The activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, gave birth only a few weeks earlier.

Al-Khawaja was also fined the equivalent of around $8,000, lawyer Mohammed al-Wasti told The Associated Press.

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