Friday, August 3, 2012

Bahrain: Zainab Al-Khawaja risks all for freedom

In spite of the brutal methods of the Khalifa dictatorship, many citizens of Bahrain are undaunted and keep protesting no matter what. This is the case of Zainab Al-Khawaja (pictured), who, in spite of having a broken leg from a previous assault by the regime's police (shot with gas canisters at short range), she want back to protest, even alone. 

O course, she was arrested and presumably beaten or at least mistreated, according to how her voice sounded by phone.

Zainab is the daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, one of the many political prisoners of Bahrain, well known for his lenghty hunger strike earlier this year and for being a prominent and resilient human rights activist. 

Zainab protesting solo in Manama, moments before her arrest

Source and more info: Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Update: mass arrests at Bani Jamra: 

Police also arrested some 30-40 protesters later in the village of Bani Jamra, among reports of use of most dangerous pellets, excessive tear gas, brutal beatings and tortures. Injured people cannot go to hospital for fear of being arrested there and have to do with home treatments. 

Arrested people were taken to "the stable" a well known torture center. 

Also the previous day mass arrests took place at Al Dair (video). 

Much more info, photos and videos at Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

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