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25-year-old Iranian-British national, Ghoncheh Ghavami, was arrested on June 30 for peacefully protesting against Iran’s ban on women being present in sport stadiums. She is a prisoner of conscienc...
The five-year sentence handed down to two women protesters for attempting to enter the Formula 1 circuit during a protest at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix was upheld on 31 August 2014.
25 year old Ghoncheh Ghavami has been imprisoned since June 30, largely in solitary confinement, for peacefully protesting the ban on women attending Volleyball World League matches.
Maryam Al-Khawaja is the co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights & daughter of opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. She was arrested upon arrival in Bahrain on August 30.