Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja eventually released but clampdown on civil society must end

The ICJ has joined more than 150 other NGO in condemning the politically motivated arrest of human rights defender and co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Maryam Al-Khawaja on 30 August. She was eventually released today while trial ongoing and with travel ban.

In a letter to HM the King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the 155 organisations  urged Maryam’s immediate and unconditional release, and called for an end to the ongoing clampdown on civil society.

The letter may be downloaded in full in PDF format here: Bahrain-JointLetterMaryam-Advocacy-open letters-2014-ENG


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