Bahrain

1.3 million people
15,920 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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We are concerned at the continuing detention of human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on August 30 2014, and we call for her immediate and unconditional release.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa
written by
Robert Herman
Vice President for Regional Programs
written by
Charles Dunne
Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs
written by
Annie Boyajian
Senior Advocacy Officer


The following are suggested questions for William V. Roebuck, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, whose confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 10.

Bahrain’s arrest of Maryam al-Khawaja and the continued repression of the country’s Shi'a majority show the government’s intolerance of peaceful political protests and efforts to bring about greater political openness.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa
written by
Laurna Strikwerda
Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

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