Bahraini rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja tells the stories of individuals who have been targeted by the Bahraini government for their involvement in the protests that coalesced around the capital city’s Pearl roundabout. Al-Khawaja reveals that anyone who expresses a desire for freedom in Bahrain is labeled as a terrorist or an Iranian spy. She describes the mistreatment of protestors, including her own father, Abdulhadi, who has been in detention for a month and has suffered brutal torture. These accounts provide a striking look at the brutal methods used by the Bahraini government,which al-Khawaja vows to expose.
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