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Bahraini's 'Highly Functional Unjustice System'

Maryam al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, talks about her sister, imprisoned with her fifteen-month-old child, on the 5-year anniversary of a Saudi military intervention in defense of the Sunni minority rulers of the majority Shiite is working to draw attention to her sister's imprisonment (for having torn up a portrait of the king, among other charges) and the U.S. government's silence on human rights in Bahrain.Now: @MARYAMALKHAWAJA is here discussing human rights and her sister's imprisonment in Bahrain. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 25, 2016The problem is not that Bahrain has a dysfunctional justice system. - "it has a highly functional unjustice system," says @MARYAMALKHAWAJA. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 25, 2016


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