Maryam Al Khawaja is a prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner.
Her father was recently sentenced to life in prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Bahraini Government.
Maryam Al-Khawaja tells Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur that Bahrain's strategic importance to the US and UK means that sometimes human rights violations have not been properly addressed.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 10th September 2012 at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT. It also broadcasts on the BBC News Channel in the UK at 04:30 BST on Monday 10th September and 00:30 BST on Tuesday 11th September 2012.
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