This blog is in solidarity with Bahraini hunger striker Abdulhadi Al Khawaja. We will be posting peoples’ letters in solidarity with him as well as updates on his situation.
“Abdulhadi Al Khawaja is a Bahraini human rights defender who was arrested in April 2011, beaten and tortured during the crackdown against those calling for reform.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment after a grossly unfair trial. Despite the recommendation (#1720, p. 423) in the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) that all those who had been tried by military courts should have their cases reviewed by ordinary courts, this has not yet occurred.
Abdulhadi launched his fourth hunger strike in eight months on 8/9 February and has declared that he will pursue this strike to freedom or death.”
For more information check: http://www.bahrainhrd.org/abdulhadi.html