Women's rights activist Ghada Jamsheer was found not guilty of defaming a Sharia judge by the Lower Criminal Court on 28 December 2005. The court ruled that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Ms Jamsheer because the judge only had one witness who supported his claim against her.
Women rights activists are about to launch an aggressive campaign in support of the proposed Family Law that has faced rejection from religious scholars because it lacks the Shari'a laws.
The campaign, which was launched in July, is being held under the slogan My Nationality is My Right and that of My Children and is part of a regional push.
A human rights activist has called for the enactment of distinct family status laws for Bahrain's various religious groups.
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