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Tortured and trapped, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed continues her fight for press freedom

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Tortured and trapped, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed continues her fight for press freedom.

As has been widely reported and even cited in the independent investigation commissioned by the Bahraini monarchy, award-winning international correspondent Nazeeha Saeed was tortured in police custody in 2011. While summoned for questioning related to her reporting, Saeed was allegedly blindfolded, punched, kicked, beaten with a hose pipe, and subjected to electric shocks. One police officer shoved her head in a toilet and a shoe in her mouth; another poured urine on her face, while a third officer forced her to bray like a donkey and walk like an animal, she claimed. When she was finally released after 13 hours, after being coerced into a false confession, Saeed could barely walk.

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