‘Royal family dominates courts’: Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender — RT News

Published time: September 01, 2014 00:47

A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT.

Maryam al-Khawaja, the co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, has been detained upon arriving at the airport of Bahrain and was taken into custody on Saturday. She came to her native country to visit her father Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail al-Khawaja, who was detained back in 2011 and is now on hunger strike.

The public prosecution denied Maryam the right to meet with her lawyer before interrogation and during the questioning wasn’t allowed to talk to her about her legal rights.

via ‘Royal family dominates courts’: Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender — RT News.

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