Maryam Al-Khawaja Criticizes Int'l Musician André Rieu over Meeting King Hamad
2023-02-16 - 7:20 p
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Activist Maryam Al-Khawaja severely criticized international musician André Rieu over his meeting with King of Bahrain.
Al-Khawaja addressed André Rieu saying "Shame on you, you should've instead met with the parents of the children murdered in cold blood."
"While you receive a medal from the dictator, my father is languishing in his prisons," she tweeted.
"André Rieu and Johann Strauss Ochestra have no problem meeting with dictators with blood on their hands, on the week of the 12th anniversary of the uprising when people were killed and are still imprisoned and tortured."
King Hamad received at Safriya Palace international musician André Rieu and members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra and bestowed on Rieu the Order of Bahrain- First Class.