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.