Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 67

ADHRB Condemns Arbitrary Detention of Maryam al-Khawaja
2 September 2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the arbitrary detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Maryam al-Khawaja. Maryam, who will stand trial on 6 September for allegedly attacking a lieutenant and a policewoman, was arrested at the Manama airport on Friday 29 August by Bahraini authorities after traveling to the country to visit her father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.

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Updates from the Ground
  • At least 33 arrested, including 1 child and 2 women
  • 12 trials postponed
  • 56 sentenced to a total of 500 years of incarceration
  • death penalty sentence upheld
  • 20 protests and sit-ins took place in different areas of Bahrain
  • Security forces continue use of  tear gas  in residential areas
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