Monday, June 13, 2011

Bahraini poet set to face verdict for protest reading - via Amnesty International

Ayat al-Qarmezi Image via Amnesty International
The following is an excerpt from an Amnesty International article. To read the full piece, click here.

Ayat al-Qarmezi, 20, a poet and student was arrested in March for reading out a poem at a pro-reform rally in the capital Manama. She has been charged with "incitement to hatred of the regime" and has reportedly been tortured while in detention.


Its lyrics include the lines "We are the people who will kill humiliation and assassinate misery/ Don’t you hear their cries, don’t you hear their screams?".

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