Bahrain frees female activist and toddler son

Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja was jailed for insulting King Hamad by ripping up a picture of himBahraini authorities on Tuesday released on “humanitarian” grounds opposition activist Zainab al-Khawaja, who had been imprisoned with her toddler son since March, a public prosecution official said. Judicial authorities ordered “the suspension of the sentence” for Khawaja and another defendant identified as Irena Bogotova who had been jailed with her four-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Sayed said in a statement. Zainab al-Khawaja is the daughter of prominent rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow the Sunni regime.

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