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Bahrain: Further information: Zainab Al-Khawaja risks prison after appeal

, Index number: MDE 11/2728/2015

Activist Zainab Al-Khawaja’s three-year prison sentence for ripping up a picture of the King of Bahrain has been reduced on appeal to one year and a large fine. If she does not pay the fine, her prison sentence will be extended by a further 18 months. If she is imprisoned, she will be a prisoner of conscience.

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