Pardoned prisoner

Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST0000402" title="Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa" href="/topic/politics/hamad-bin-isa-al-khalifa-PEHST0000402.topic">King Hamad</a> bin Isa al-Khalifa into the air, after he was released from police custody, at Pearl Square in Manama. Bahrain has freed 23 people accused of trying to topple the island's Sunni Muslim monarchy, along with other prisoners and people detained in last week's protests, a Shi'ite opposition lawmaker said on Wednesday.

( Reuters photo / February 23, 2011 )

Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa into the air, after he was released from police custody, at Pearl Square in Manama. Bahrain has freed 23 people accused of trying to topple the island's Sunni Muslim monarchy, along with other prisoners and people detained in last week's protests, a Shi'ite opposition lawmaker said on Wednesday.

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