Amnesty calls for release of hunger striker in Bahrain

Amnesty in the News
April 11, 2012

Amnesty calls for release of hunger striker in Bahrain

Amnesty International called on Bahraini authorities on Tuesday to immediately and unconditionally release a jailed activist who's in poor health after a more than two-month hunger strike, saying in a statement that Bahrain's "determination to persecute him seems to override any consideration for justice or humanity." The human rights group believes Abdulhadi al-Khawaja's "health is rapidly deteriorating" and said it would "hold the Bahraini authorities responsible for his situation."