After four days of silence, the family of Bahraini hunger striker have finally received some news regarding Abdulhadi al-Khawaja's health condition. Activist and daughter of hunger striker Maryam Al-khawaja said in a tweet that al-Khawaja called his wife and told her he can no longer leave his bed and has lost all his energy. Prominent dissident Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for 90 days. Although authorities have denied force-feeding the founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, a report published two weeks ago by Gulf Daily News, a pro-regime newspaper, suggested that Al-Khawaja had been force-fed. He confirmed the information during an interview to the BBC. Al-Khawaja and twenty other opposition activists are still imprisoned in Bahrain. They were arrested over their involvement in the Gulf kingdom's uprising last year. They face charges which include "forming a terrorist group with intent to overturn the system of government. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja was condemned to a life sentence over his participation in last year's uprising. Edward McMillan-Scott, European parliament vice-president for democracy and human rights and transatlantic relations, called on the European Union on Tuesday to "speak out against the ongoing repression of the opposition and violation of human rights" in Bahrain. In a letter addressed to Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, he proposed a ban on sale and export of all military equipment to the Gulf kingdom, especially tear gas, unless political prisoners, including Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Right (BCHR) and al-Khawaja, a prominent dissident who has been on hunger strike for 90 days, are released.
Family of Bahraini hunger striker say "he can't leave his bed & has lost all his energy"