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Bahrain: Women activists beaten, arrested at protest: Zainab al-Khawaja,

, Index number: MDE 11/067/2011

Zainab al-Khawaja, an activist whose father has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in protests in Bahrain, was arrested on 15 December during a peaceful protest. Video footage shows her being mistreated during the arrest and she has been held since, along with her friend Ma'suma Sayyid Sharaf.

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