The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) has just learned that human rights defender and previous MENA Coordinator for Frontline Defenders, Mr.Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, that he would begin a hunger strike from today ( February 8, 2012).
Mr.AlKhawaja said in a telephone call to his family, “Freedom or Death”, which means he started an open hunger strike until his release.
Mr.AlKhawaja, was participating a few days ago a hunger strike in protest at human rights violations and brutal repression (Strike began January 29 and ended February 5) and he was transferred to the hospital after a drop in his sugar level and blood pressure. ( more info: http://byshr.org/?p=927)
The BYSHR calls on the international community to show their solidarity with the Bahrain prisoners of conscience by calling for their immediate release.
The BYSHR also calls for urgent intervention in the case of human rights defender Mr.Abdulhadi Alkhawaja.