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BCHR expressed deep concern and disappointment about international community silence. It holds America and other Western countries most responsible.

It urged all nations stop supplying Bahrain with arms, ammunition, and political support. It demands long overdue condemnation and isolation of a rogue regime.

Zainab Alkhawaja is a prominent Bahraini human rights activist. She's Abdulhadi Alkhawaja's daughter. He co-founded BCHR. He was its first president. 

He served as Front Line Defenders' Middle East and North Africa Protection Coordinator. He worked as a member of the International Advisory Network of the Business and Human Rights Resource Center.

He's one of Bahrain's best. He remains imprisoned for life. He risked everything courageously supporting human rights.

Zainab was arrested. She protested outside Abdulhadi's prison hospital. She wouldn't leave. She called out her father's name. She demanded he be released. Other protesters with her were also arrested.

She was lawlessly detained. She was sentenced to one month imprisonment and fined. She was denied counsel and family contacts. She was accused of "inciting hatred against the regime through chanting political slogans."

She was arrested numerous times before. Thirteen cases remain active against her. She spent months in prison earlier. She's vulnerable to rearrest any time.

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