Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 69

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Asks Secretary Kerry to Call for Maryam al-Khawaja’s Release
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain welcomes a new bipartisan letter released last week by Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Frank R. Wolf (R-VA). The Chairmen wrote to draw Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s attention to therecent arrest of prominent human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja.  The letter outlines Ms. Al-Khawaja’s continued work to push for human rights and democratic reforms in Bahrain.  Ms. Al-Khawaja has continuously advocated for the people of Bahrain, including testifying in front of the U.S. Congress, putting herself at risk of facing repercussions from the Bahraini government.
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Updates from the Ground
  • At least arrested on Sunday, including minors.
  • 65 trials postponed
  • 7 individuals to sentenced  10 years of incarceration
  • 40 protests and sit-ins took place in solidarity with political prisoners
  • Security forces continue use of tear gas in residential areas
  • NIHR report on human rights violations in Bahrain released
  • Salah al-Jalahma released following detention for obtaining another citizenship
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