Human Rights Watch: Bahraini activist’s family targeted

 

Bahraini authorities are targeting the family members of a prominent Bahraini activist in retribution for his human rights work, Human Rights Watch said.

Since March 2, 2017, authorities have detained the brother-in-law and mother-in-law of Sayed al-Wadaei, a United Kingdom-based Bahraini human rights activist who has accused the Bahraini authorities, including senior members of the ruling Al Khalifa family, of serious human rights abuses. 

“This looks like a cowardly attempt to break the resolve of an activist by attacking his family,” said Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

 

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