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HRF: Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Arrest Is Terrible Development

2016-03-17 - 12:33 am

Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights First stated that it was alarmed at reports that prominent Bahraini human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby were seized from her home today by Bahraini security officers.

"This is a terrible development," said Human Rights First's Brian Dooley. "Taking her back into custody only deepens Bahrain's political crisis. She's a symbol of peaceful, thoughtful protest. The U.S. government should immediately and publicly call for her release."

"Those of us who know Zainab know that she is exactly the sort of person Bahrain needs if it is to get itself out of its current mess. She should be playing a full part in creating a new, modern, Bahrain, not silenced in jail," added Dooley.

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