Activist Farida Ghulam Accused of Assembly, Banned from Traveling
2017-09-20 - 7:45 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Public Prosecution accused on Wednesday (September 20, 2017) central committee member in National Democratic Action Society Wa'ad Society, activist Farida Ghulam, of assembly and informed her she is banned from traveling.
During interrogation, the prosecution charged Ghulam with assembly in Bilad Al-Qadeem. However, she denied the charge.
Ghulam is the wife of prominent opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif. She participated previously in the UN Human Rights Council sessions among the Bahraini civil delegation.
The authorities in Bahrain penalize activists with travel bans, so they would not be able to participate in international events, especially the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions held in Geneva.
During the opening of the UNHRC 36th session on Monday (September 11, 2017), the High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Al Hussein criticized the Bahraini authorities' severe restrictions imposed on civil society and political activism through arrests, intimidation and travel bans.
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