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Maryam Alkhawaja talks human rights, elections in Bahrain

Maryam Alkhawaja's father has been in prison since 2011 after taking part in the Arab Spring protests
Maryam Alkhawaja was released from prison in Bahrain in September (Alex MacDonald/MEE)
Maryam Alkhawaja was released from prison herself on 19 September after being arrested at Bahrain International airport on 30 August. - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/blahj-1155137601#sthash.xgVfazrF.dpuf

Maryam Alkhawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, was released from prison on 18 September after being arrested at Bahrain International airport on 30 August.

In one of her first interviews since being released, she talks to the Middle East Eye's Rori Donaghy about the elections in Bahrain, the sectarian split in the country, the importance of the human rights discourse and her imprisonment.

Interviewer: Rori Donaghy
Shot/Edited: Alex MacDonald

Additional footage:
Alwefaq Society
TEDx Södravägen
Revolution Bahrain MC
Aalinet Bahrain