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Zainab al-Khawaja writes from prison

SHAFAQNA - An activist in Bahrain has written an impassioned letter from prison describing her life in a cell with her infant son, just as the country faces growing international pressure to release her. Zainab al-Khawaja, 32, known as “Angry…

The Invisible & Forgotten Revolution – Bahrain still haunts the Persian Gulf Monarchies

SHAFAQNA - Five years into a revolution which ambitioned to transform and reform Bahrain kingdom island into a buoyant democracy, hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis live in fear – repressed in their faith, oppressed in their yearning for…

Bahraini rights defender is arrested with her one-year old son

SHAFAQNA - Police in Bahrain have detained prominent political activist, Zainab al-Khawaja and her one-year-old son on the fifth anniversary of a violent crackdown against protesters in which Saudi and Emirati soldiers were used. The detention…

Bahrain: Ongoing judicial harassment against Ms. Zainab Al-Khawaja

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SHAFAQNA - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests…