Bahraini human rights violations continuing


This video says about itself:

Zainab Al-Khawaja: On the Front Line in Bahrain

12 December 2011

Interview with Bahrain human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja who was the former Front Line Defenders Protection Coordinator for the Middle East & North Africa. Zainab, known on Twitter as AngryArabiya, talks about family, human rights, Abdulhadi and the difficulties of struggling for human rights in Bahrain.

From The Intercept:

Imprisoned With Her Baby, Bahraini Activist Is Victim of U.S. Silence, Sister Says

Murtaza Hussain

March 22 2016, 4:03 p.m.

LAST MONDAY, Bahraini security forces arrested prominent human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja and her 15-month-old son.

The arrest came on the fifth anniversary of a Saudi military intervention that crushed an uprising by Bahrain’s Shiite majority and marked a grim milestone in the country’s crackdown on dissidents.

Al-Khawaja was taken into custody to serve a prison term that could run between one and three years after being found guilty in 2014 of charges related to the uprising.

Bahraini Activist Urges U.S. To Pay Attention To Country’s Rights Abuses. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Maryam al-Khawaja, a human rights activist from Bahrain. Last week, al-Khawaja’s sister was arrested for what Maryam calls “exercising her right to free expression”: here.

Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja. Police detained al-Khawaja on March 14, 2016, to serve five sentences totalling three years and one month, four of which violate her right to free expression and one of which resulted from an unfair trial: here.

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