Ghada Jamsheer, Head of the Women's Petition Committee and advocate for human rights, women's rights and freedom of religion, who was arrested in September 2014 for supposedly posting “insulting” and “defamatory” tweets, has been recently released. Ghana defends women who have been wronged by Shari'a verdicts in Bahrain.
Ghada is facing 12 distinct charges and is currently under house arrest. Her next hearing will take place mid January 2015.
She has been persecuting for many years because of her activism in the area of human rights. Front Line Defenders describes how, in 2007, "newspapers and media sources in Bahrain were ordered to prevent the publication or broadcast of any news article related to Ghada Jamsheer". Since then, she has been threatened, harassed and detained.