Three Years in Jail for Bahraini Activist Who Tore Picture of King

December 5, 2014 6:11 AM

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Three Years in Jail for Bahraini Activist Who Tore Picture of King

A Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to three years in prison for tearing up a photo of the gulf state’s king, the human rights group Amnesty International said Friday.

Zainab al-Khawaja was sentenced to the jail term and $8,000 in fines for insulting King Hamad, after she destroyed a picture of the kingdom’s top leader during an appeal hearing for the committing the same offense in 2012. Bahraini law allows fines and a jail sentence of up to seven years for public...

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