3/19/2016

Bahrain releases brother of rights activist


The Al Khawaja family posted a photo on Twitter on Saturday of Salah in a car with family members
Manama: Bahraini authorities have released Salah Al Khawaja, the brother of activist Abdul Hadi Al Khawaja, after five years in jail in a case related to Bahrain’s protests in 2011.
The Al Khawaja family posted a photo on Twitter on Saturday of Salah in a car with family members. The family said they had received a call telling them to pick Salah up in the morning.
The Bahraini government has not released any statement on the issue.
Salah is not a prominent political figure or activist, but he comes from a highly political family. His brother Abdul Hadi is serving a life sentence for his activism and his niece, Zainab, was detained last week and faces up to three years in prison on multiple charges.