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Maryam Al Khawaja

Why Did Bahrain Arrest A Top Human Rights Activist?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Top Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was detained on Saturday when she arrived in her home country to see her father, a dissident who ...

A Day in the Life of Maryam Al Khawaja

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Today Zainab told me what it's like in Isa Town Detention facility for women. Zainab knows, having spent most of last year in either the detention center or the prison there after being sentenced for peacefully protesting.

Citizenship Revoked, Entry Denied: Citizen to Uncitizen

Samia Errazzouki | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Samia Errazzouki

Imagine for a moment that anytime you intend to go back to your country of origin, you must prepare a statement, inform human rights organizations, and confront the uncertainty of either being denied entry, arrested or deported. For Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, imagination is not necessary -- this is her reality.

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

WATCH: Bahraini Activists Implicate Ruling Family In Human Rights Violations, Call For End To Impunity

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Calling for an end to impunity, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights launched a campaign on Friday to expose government officials and state employees w...

Bahraini Activist Barred From Re-Entering Kingdom

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A prominent Bahraini rights activist has been barred from a flight to the gulf kingdom after a request from government ...

Activist: Journalist Tortured In Bahrain

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Bahrain human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says the government there is escalating its crackdown on protests in advance of a major opposition ral...

WATCH: Daughter Of Torture Victim vs. Government Doctor Over Father's Torture

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni minority and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, is the Arab world's forgotten revolution. Despite the governments use of torture and brutal crushing of the popular uprising, America continues to sign weapon deals and the Ryan-sponsored trade agreement.

IFEX Conferees Told Media Freedom Must Be Preserved

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.05.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A session about emerging online threats to journalists zeroed in on how repressive regimes exercise cyber censorship, surveillance and other forms of control.