Abdulhadi Alkhawaja taking part in a pro-democracy protest in February 2011
|Born||Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja
April 5, 1961
|Disappeared||April 23, 2012
|Nationality||Danish and Bahraini|
|Occupation||Human rights defender|
|Home town||Manama (Fareeg el-Makharga)|
|Criminal charge||organizing and managing a terrorist organisation, attempt to overthrow the government by force and in liaison with a terrorist organisation working for a foreign country and the collection of money for a terrorist group|
|Criminal penalty||Life imprisonment|
|Criminal status||To be retried|
|Spouse||Khadija Almousawi |
Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja is one of the most best known Bahraini-Danish human rights activists. He is now in prison in Bahrain after the Bahraini uprising. He is former president and co-founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). This is a nonprofit non-governmental group which works to promote human rights in Bahrain.
References[change | change source]
- Staff writer (10 May 2011). "Another Bahraini Crime: Rights Activist’s Jawbones Smashed Under Torture". Al-Manar. http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=14763&cid=23&fromval=1&frid=23&seccatid=27&s1=1. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- Staff writer. "About us". Business & Human Rights Resource Center. http://www.business-humanrights.org/Aboutus/InternationalAdvisoryNetwork. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- Bahrain Center for Human Rights website, accessed 17 May 2011
- "Bahrain rights activists jailed for life", The Guardian, 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.