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Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja remains defiant after in absentia prison sentence

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja remains defiant after in absentia prison sentence 01 December 2014 Leading Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja has told Amnesty International she is determined to continue to expose abuses in the Gulf state despite being sentenced today, in absentia, to one year in prison.  Maryam Al-Khawaja and her family have been targeted relentlessly by the state. Her father, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, a leading human rights activist and prisoner of conscience, is currently serving a life sentence. Her sister Zainab Al-Khawaja is also…

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