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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 country.

al-Khawaja 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. pic.twitter.com/KRA7cyc6v1

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 25, 2016

The 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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