BAHRAIN: release of Maryam Al-Khawaja pending trial

18/09/2014
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On September 18, 2014, the public prosecution ordered Maryam Al-Khawaja’s release pending her trial. She is due to appear on October 1, 2014 before the High Criminal Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer at the airport. If convicted, she can face up to two years of imprisonment. A travel ban has been imposed on her and a guarantee of her place of residence was required as a condition of her release.

FIDH welcomes the release of Maryam Al-Khawaja but further reiterates its concerns about the pattern of harassment against members of Al-Khawaja family.
FIDH has been strongly mobilized in calling for the immediate release of Ms. Al Khawaja as well as her currently imprisoned father Abdulhadi Khawaja.
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