(CNN) - Bahraini authorities have charged the daughter of a human rights activist with assaulting a public employee after she tried to visit her father who is on his 60th day of a hunger strike.
The Bahrain News Agency reported Zainab al-Khawaja was charged and released Saturday after her arrest outside a military hospital where her father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, was receiving care.
He is protesting the life sentence he received for his role in anti-government unrest that continues to roil his country. Sunday marked the 60th day of his hunger strike.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights - a group Abdulhadi al-Khawaja founded - said the man had recently called his family, saying he had been mistreated by guards and hospital staff.FULL STORY