Bahrain Police Released Human Rights Activist Zainab al-Khawaja
By Rizwan Khatik - Thu Dec 22, 6:27 am
Bahrain police have released Zainab al-Khawaja, human rights activist, after five days in custody.
Ms Khawaja, the daughter of a jailed opposition leader, was arrested on Thursday during an anti-government demonstration.
Images of her arrest, in which she was dragged to a police vehicle after refusing to leave a sit-in, had received widespread coverage.
She was released on Tuesday night pending trial.
After her release she tweeted that the last few days had been “tough”.
The 28-year-old is the mother of a young child. Her father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, her husband and other male relatives have been imprisoned since April.