Bahrain: Ms. Alqurmozi was sentenced to one year imprisonment due to freedom of speech

Today ( 12 June 2011 ), National Safety court ( Military court) issued its ruling against Ms.Ayat Alqurmozi.

Ms. Alqurmozi was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

Charges: taking part in illegal protests and disrupting public security and Inciting publicly towards the hatred of the regime.

Ms.Ayat Alqurmozi – a 20 years old poet and student at the Faculty of Teachers, was arrested on Wednesday, March 30th 2011.

She was reading political poem- criticized government policy- in the Pearl Roundabout.

According to information obtained by the BYSHR, That there are allegations of ill-treatment in custody.

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses it is deep concern at the sentencing active woman due to freedom of speech . BYSHR calls for the Special Rapporteur of freedom of opinion and expression to take urgent actions.

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