Leading Human Rights Activist Imprisoned in Bahrain

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Just 26 years old and already a renowned human rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja is following in her father’s footsteps.

But that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, 52, is a highly regarded Danish and Bahraini human rights defender who was sentenced to life in prison following the pro-democracy protests that led to the 2011 Bahraini uprising. He’s on the 12th day of a hunger strike.

Maryam, now, is also imprisoned

The young activist was snagged by Bahraini authorities, as she entered the country at Bahrain International Airport on Aug. 30 to see her ailing father Read more…

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Brian Ries

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