Leading Bahrain human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja remains in detention in Bahrain after being arrested on 30 August after she arrived to visit her father, a political prisoner who began a hunger strike on 25 August. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is serving a life sentence after a trial widely condemned as unfair, and has suffered severe torture and force-feeding in prison. He and Maryam are both well-known human rights activists.
What you can do:
- Write to your MP calling on them to demand the UK government tells the Bahraini regime to release Maryam. Letter campaign tool prepared by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy here
- Read more about Bahraini human rights’ organisations campaign in solidarity with Maryam and her father here
- Sign the petition calling for her release here
- Read our background briefing on repression in Bahrain and pass the model trade union resolution here