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Bahrain: Release activist detained for ripping up photo of King

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Release activist detained for ripping up photo of King 15 October 2014 A human rights activist detained for “insulting” Bahrain’s King after she tore up a photograph of the monarch in court yesterday is a prisoner of conscience and must be released, Amnesty International said today.Zainab Al-Khawaja, who was appealing against two previous convictions for ripping up photos of Bahrain’s head of state, is now being held for seven days while authorities investigate the incident. If convicted, she could face up to seven years in prison.“The detention of Zainab…

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