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A Freedom Poet: The Ai Weiwei of the Middle East

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 11:35 AM

Ayat al-Gormezi is a 20-year-old poet in the tiny Middle Eastern island kingdom of Bahrain who was recently thrown in jail.

What for, you ask? For reading a poem.

Dubbed by some the "Ai Weiwei of the Middle East," the young Ayat was imprisoned because, the government said, her poem...

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