Locked up for reading a poem…

June 2, 2011

Here is the news from Bahrein:

“Ayat al-Gormezi, 20, a poet and student arrested two months ago after reading out a poem at a pro-democracy rally, is due to go on trial today before a military tribunal, her mother said. Ayat was forced to turn herself in when masked policemen threatened to kill her brothers unless she did so.”

Read more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/locked-up-for-reading-a-poem-2292032.html

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One Response to “Locked up for reading a poem…”


  1. Will post to my PEN International blog as soon as I can.


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