News ID: 342364
Publish Date: 04 April 2012 - 05:39
Navideshahed: Bahraini protesters have staged rallies across the country to express solidarity with prominent human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is being held in prison, despite deteriorating health condition.

On Tuesday, demonstrators gathered outside the US embassy and in front of the Interior Ministry in the capital Manama to protest against al-Khawaja's detention.

Similar demonstrations were held in towns and villages in the Persian Gulf sheikdom to call for the release of the activist, who entered the 55th day of his hunger strike.

In June, Al-Khawaja was handed down a life sentence for having led an anti-regime protest earlier last year.

Human rights groups have asked the regime to release him on humanitarian grounds.

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Source: IRIB World Service

On Tuesday, demonstrators gathered outside the US embassy and in front of the Interior Ministry in the capital Manama to protest against al-Khawaja's detention. Similar demonstrations were held in towns and villages in the Persian Gulf sheikdom to call for the release of the activist, who entered the 55th day of his hunger strike. In June, Al-Khawaja was handed down a life sentence for having led an anti-regime protest earlier last year. Human rights groups have asked the regime to release him on humanitarian grounds. The End Source: IRIB World Service
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