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Bahrain hunger striker given retrial over protest conviction

30 April 2012 Last updated at 23:07 BST

A court in Bahrain has ordered a retrial in the case of a hunger-striker who was jailed for leading last year's pro-democracy protests.

Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja and 20 other activists were convicted by a military court last year.

But in an interview with the BBC's Frank Gardner Mr Khawaja's wife has accused the authorities of buying time for themselves with a meaningless gesture.