September 6, 2014
by Ann Schober
A Bahrain court ordered Saturday that prominent human rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja, remain in jail for an additional ten days while authorities continue to investigate her case. Al-Khawaja was jailed a week ago when she arrived in Bahrain to visit her father who, in 2011, was sentenced to ...[read more]
September 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Independent UN rights experts on Friday called on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja due to the absence of evidence against her. Al-Khawaja was arrested in August upon her return to Bahrain and was charged with insulting the king and assaulting police ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Bahrain lawyer Jassim Sarhan confirmed Tuesday that 13 pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail. The sentences arise from attacks by the activists on police officers during recent protests. The activists are among dozens convicted of playing a role in the uprising. This sentence ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two Bahraini human rights activists have intensified their hunger strike and are refusing fluids, according to a report released Monday by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). According to the report Zainab al-Khawaja and her father, prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
A court of appeals in Bahrain overturned the acquittal of Zainab al-Khawaja, who is accused of insulting a government employee, and sentenced her to three months of imprisonment on Friday, according to the Bahrain State New Agency (BNA). Al-Khawaja is the daughter of prominent Bahraini human ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Zainab al-Khawaja, the daughter of Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, was sentenced Wednesday to two months in prison for tearing up a picture of the country's king, according to her lawyer. Mohammed al-Jishi condemned the sentence as being too harsh, stating that penalties for ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) reported Friday that Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, was detained Thursday by Bahraini police after protesting alone in Al Qadam. The BCHR alleged that Al-Khawaja was subject to verbal assault, ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Canada on Monday began reviewing the case of Mohammed Momin Khawaja. The review will mainly focus on the constitutionality of the term "terrorist activity" in the Anti-Terrorism Act. The defense lawyer argued that the motive clause is unconstitutional due to its overbroad and... ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has ended his hunger strike because he believes he has adequately raised awareness of his cause, Al-Khawaja's wife told Reuters on Monday. Al-Khawaja has been on a hunger strike for over three months to protest the imprisonment of Bahraini pro- ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Max Slater
A court in Bahrain on Thursday sentenced Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to one month in prison for trying to organize an anti-government protest, according to Bahraini opposition groups. The court also fined her $530 on Monday on a separate ...[read more]

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