Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 68

Human Rights Organizations Ask 47 Countries to Call for Release of Bahraini Political Prisoners
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 41 arrested, including 2 children.
  • 2 trials postponed
  • 18 sentenced to a total of 300 years of incarceration
  • 30 protests and sit-ins took place in different areas of Bahrain
  • Security forces continue use of  tear gas  in residential areas
  • Bahrain rejects Reporters without Borders’ report on 12 detained journalists
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Family Demands that Detainee Receive Deprived Medication
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