Posts Tagged: Maryam al-Khawaja

Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on seventh anniversary of his arrest

Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for his immediate release and

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Maryam al-Khawaja

Bahrain: Call to action

On 1 July 2013 the European Union (EU) – Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) ministerial meeting will be held in Bahrain. It is a disturbing sign that the EU has decided to hold the meeting in Bahrain at a time when there continue to be so many restrictions on freedom of expression, and when there is

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