Monday, April 18, 2011
On 8th Day of Hunger Strike, Bahraini Activist Zainab Alkhawaja Urges U.S. to Press for Family’s Release
"As the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters continues in the Gulf state of Bahrain we speak with Zainab Alkhawaja, whose father, husband and brother-in-law were detained last Saturday following a late night raid at their home. Zainab is on the eighth day of a hunger strike that she vows to continue until her family members are released. We also speak with Human Rights Watch researcher, Faraz Sanei, who just spent six weeks in Bahrian. “We are seeing a full-scale crackdown on any sort of dissent in the country,” Sanei says. “We are seeing a slide into a police state and dictatorship in Bahrain.”......"