Rights Groups Call for Release of Bahraini Activist Ebtisam al-Saegh

HeadlineAug 25, 2017
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In Bahrain, human rights groups are calling for the release of jailed political activist Ebtisam al-Saegh, saying she’s been beaten and sexually assaulted since her arrest on trumped-up terrorism charges last May. Amnesty International calls al-Saegh a prominent human rights advocate whose only crime is speaking out against abuses in Bahrain. The Gulf nation is a close U.S. ally, home to the Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

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