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Daughter of Bahrain rights activist detained

Bahraini anti-government protesters run from riot police firing tear gas during clashes in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, late Thursday Aug. 2, 2012. Bahraini anti-government protesters run from riot police firing tear gas during clashes in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, late Thursday Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
August 4, 2012
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MANAMA, Bahrain—A Bahrain rights group says the daughter of a jailed activist has had her own detention extended for seven days.

Zainab al-Khawaja was detained Thursday and charged Saturday with destroying government property including a photo of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

She is the daughter of human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who earned international attention when he went on a 110-day hunger strike earlier this year. He and seven other activists were sentenced to life in prison last year. They are now among a 20-member group whose cases are being re-examined.

The younger al-Khawaja has had several run-ins with authorities. She served a month in jail after confronting police during a protest and was injured in June after a tear gas canister hit her in the left leg.

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