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AI-Charleston  Adopts 14 Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain

Fourteen anti-government activists in the oil-rich kingdom of Bahrain have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two years to life following a non-violent anti-government protest.

AI-Charleston has adopted the group, with special emphasis on ’Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ebrahim Sharif, two men known to be prisoners of conscience, imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their non-violent views.

Help us free ’Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ebrahim Sharif by visiting this page and emailing letters to the government of Bahrain.

AI-Charleston’s previous adopted prisoner of conscience was freed by the government of Myanmar. Our chapter had flooded the government with hundreds of requests for U Ohn Than’s release.


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