Interview with Human Rights Defender Maryam AlKhawaja ahead of her Bahrain Visit

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Maryam AlKhawaja (Source)

Maryam AlKhawaja is the Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). The President, Nabeel Rajab, is a current prisoner of conscience. Maryam's father Abdulhadi AlKhawaja and sister Zainab AlKhawaja are also current prisoners of conscience.

Maryam has been living and working in exile since 2011. On Friday, she will return to Bahrain. She is expected to arrive at 7:05pm Bahrain time. In a statement, BCHR said: "Maryam Al-Khawaja has chosen to remain in self imposed exile due to the necessity of being abroad for her work and for safety and security reasons. While the same security and safety concerns are still valid, Al-Khawaja finds it necessary to make this trip at this specific time."

Earlier today, she spoke with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin at HuffPost Live about the current situation in Bahrain:

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