Poet Al Jalawi Violence Against Writers in Bahrain 'as Bad as Ever'

The poet Ali Al Jalawi has been imprisoned twice in his home country Bahrain. He has now fled to Germany where he spoke to SPIEGEL about the dangers facing writers and activists -- and why, despite everything, he wants to return home.
A man punches his fist into the air during a Saturday protest denouncing the alleged destruction of Shiite sites during a government crackdown on the largely Shiite spring uprising in the country.

A man punches his fist into the air during a Saturday protest denouncing the alleged destruction of Shiite sites during a government crackdown on the largely Shiite spring uprising in the country.

Foto: Hasan Jamali/ AP
Interview conducted by Johan Dehoust
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