The unnamed officer is accused of "us[ing] force against the victim to make her confess to a crime". Saeed, the Bahraini correspondent of France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya, was arrested on 22 May 2011.
The statement continued, "[The policewoman] beat her and caused her...harm...[by] slapping her, beating her with a plastic tubing, kicking her in all parts of her body, in addition to insulting her."
The first court hearing is set for 6 June.
Saeed recounted her experience earlier this week:
Alkhawaja is the daughter of the founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who was given a life sentence last June and is on Day 105 of a hunger strike calling for freedom for political prisoners. Arrested on numerous occasions, including once when she was trying to see her father in a military hospital, Zainab Alkhawaja has been held in prison since 21 April.
Yesterday a prison letter from Zainab Alkhawaja, written on 19 May, was released: "If I get released, every village I pass through will shout the names of countless prisoners of conscience. All the walls will show me their faces. Around me, I will see their grief-stricken mothers and fathers, their wives, their children."
0843 GMT: Bahrain. Protesters offer their version of street signs, repeatedly painting on the road, "Down With [King] Hamad".
(Cross-posted from Egypt, Syria, and Beyond Live Coverage)