Bahrain activist's daughter sentenced to month in jail for staging protest Max Slater at 9:40 AM ET
[JURIST] A court in Bahrain on Thursday sentenced [Gulf Times report] Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to one month in prison for trying to organize an anti-government protest, according to Bahraini opposition groups. The court also fined her $530 on Monday on a separate charge of insulting a government employee. Zainab Al-Khawaja refused to pay the fine [Al Jazeera report] and will face an additional 40 days in prison unless she pays it. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for three months, expressing opposition to the Bahraini government's ongoing trials of pro-democracy protesters. He was sentenced to life in prison [JURIST report] in June 2011. Zainab Al-Khawaja is scheduled for another hearing on Sunday [AP report] on other protest-related charges.
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