When ur in chains, living with no dignity or rights, bowing to criminal dictators, the first step is to forget ur fear & realize that its ur right.. to be angry
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Zainab Free At Last

  After one year in prison, Zainab was released on 16th February 2014. Her comment on release: “One year of prison is nothing. We have a cause… This will not stop us.” She also said that international attention should now be focused on the 3,000 political prisoners behind bars in Bahrain. She faces court (and [...]

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We Are The Giant

“For centuries, a lot of Arabs have been feeling that no matter what I do, this is not going to change, nothing is going to change in this country. Without hope, you’re not going to get anywhere, because you have to actually believe that this is going somewhere. And that’s why I can’t quit, I [...]

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One Woman

A dedication to Zainab Alkhawaja. One woman, with a heart as loud as lion. #FreeZainab Please share. Compiled by Jamila Hanan (human rights activist and friend)

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From 22nd to 25th June 2013, Zainab wrote about her prison experience: “A Couple of Days in the Life of a Bahraini Political Prisoner” Zainab had spoken up for another prisoner who was being humiliated. After being hurled abuse from a prison guard Zainab responded: “I’m nobody’s lawyer, but when I see something wrong I [...]

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Zainab Wearing Tshirt Of Her Father

Zainab Alkhawaja is currently on dry hunger strike in prison in Bahrain, which she began on 17th March 2013, and her life is now at risk. Zainab refused to wear the orange prison suit that they tried to make her wear as humiliation, so as punishment they denied her family visiting rights, including visits from [...]

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On Sunday 21st October 2012 three human rights defenders, Zainab Alkhawaja, Said Yousif Almuhafda and Naji Fateel, set off to visit the besieged village of Al-Eker in Bahrain, taking with them symbolic supplies of food and medicine.   The three were in no way obstructing traffic, as can be seen in the video clip below, [...]

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Zainab tearing up a photo of King Hamad's photo as a peaceful act of protest.

Human rights defender Zainab Alkhawaja has recently completed a two month prison sentence for ripping up a picture of King Hamad, which she did as a peaceful protest against the oppression of the Bahraini regime. She was released on 3rd October 2012 after being severely beaten by police, whilst in custody but now faces further charges [...]

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Zainab in Handcuffs

Zainab was severely beaten on 2nd October 2012 and then released from prison on 3rd October but faces another trial in the morning of 4th October, on more farcical charges. Please contact the Whitehouse now to ask President Obama to express his concern. Zainab’s sister Maryam talks about her charges here. “There’s one video where [...]

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On 2nd October 2012 Zainab was severely beaten at a police station whilst awaiting to see if she would be released or not. She had just completed a prison sentence of 2 months for ripping up a picture of the king of Bahrain. She was told that she would not be released as new charges [...]

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Zainab's letter part 1

Maryam Alkhawaja, sister of Zainab, read out this letter that Zainab had written whilst in prison, at the Freedom House Award which was presented on 20th September 2012. The award was granted to Zainab, her sister Maryam, and also their father Abdulhadi Alkhawaja who is serving a life sentence in prison in Bahrain. My father, my [...]