The Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights; and Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Maryam Al-Khawaja, has decided to travel to Bahrain on Friday, 09th August 2013.


She arrives in Bahrain at 7:05pm Bahrain time on Friday and will be staying there for approximately two weeks. Al-Khawaja will be traveling with her Danish passport, getting a visa at the Bahraini airport, due to the expiration of her Bahraini passport.


Maryam Al-Khawaja has chosen to remain in self imposed exile due to the necessity of being abroad for her work and for safety and security reasons. While the same security and safety concerns are still valid, Al-Khawaja finds it necessary to make this trip at this specific time.