Bahrain: the Disappearance of a Prominent Activist on Hunger Strike

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the disappearance of a prominent activist Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who on hunger strike since February 9, 2012.

Khawaja’s family confirmed to the BYSHR “last telephone conversation with him was Monday (April 23) and he was not able to talk because of tiredness and fatigue”

Khawaja’s family since Monday (23 April) until now have not received information on his health condition.

Khawaja’s family confirmed to the BYSHR ” Since yesterday (24 April) Ministry of Interior and the Military hospital both refusing to give his wife any information”

Khawaja’s wife called to the military hospital today (25 April) The nurse told her, “There is no one in the room.”

Khawaja’s lawyer asked to visit Mr.Khawaja, but the Interior Ministry refused to allow him.

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) calling for the Bahraini authorities to disclose the fate of Mr.Khawaja and the authorities must inform the family about his whereabouts immediately.

1 Comment on Bahrain: the Disappearance of a Prominent Activist on Hunger Strike

  1. I hope he is okay. I am writing the U.S. ambassador now to investigate.

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