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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Locked up for reading a poem

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Ayat al-Gormezi, the woman who symbolises
Bahrain's fight for freedom

By Patrick Cockburn

Bahrain's security forces are increasingly targeting women in their campaign against pro-democracy protesters despite yesterday lifting martial law in the island kingdom.
Ayat al-Gormezi, 20, a poet and student arrested two months ago after reading out a poem at a pro-democracy rally, is due to go on trial today before a military tribunal, her mother said. Ayat was forced to turn herself in when masked policemen threatened to kill her brothers unless she did so.

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