Bahrain court releases Mariam Al Khawaja


Dubai: Bahrain’s high criminal court on Thursday ordered the release of Mariam Al Khawaja, a statement from the interior ministry said. “In accordance with an order from the high criminal court, Mariam Abdul Hadi Al Khawaja was released dependent on a guarantee of her place of residence,” the statement said. “A ban has been imposed on her travel.” According to the brief statement, the lawyer of the accused requested her release after she was arrested on charges of assaulting a female officer and a policewoman at Bahrain International Airport on August 30.