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Bahrain: Zainab al-Khawaja's sentences upheld on appeal

, Index number: MDE 11/3011/2015

Zainab Al-Khawaja’s one-year sentence for speaking out in defence of another prisoner while she was in prison in June 2013, and her four-month sentence for ripping up photos of the King of Bahrain in May 2012 have been upheld on appeal. She has been sentenced to a total of three years and one month and is at risk of immediate rearrest.

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