Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

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Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja taking part in a pro-democracy protest in February 2011
Born Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja
April 5, 1961
Bahrain
Disappeared April 23, 2012
BDF hospital
Status Found
Nationality Denmark Danish and Bahrain Bahraini
Occupation Human rights defender
Years active 1979–present
Home town Manama (Fareeg el-Makharga)
Religion Islam (Shia)
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[1]
Spouse Khadija Almousawi [2]
Children

Maryam and Zainab

2 others[3]
Website
http://www.bahrainrights.org/

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[4] and co-founder[5] of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). This is a nonprofit non-governmental group which works to promote human rights in Bahrain.[6]

On 9 April 2011, Alkhawaja was arrested. Alkhawaja was given life imprisonment on 22 June 2011.[7] On 8 February 2012, he started a hunger strike until "freedom or death".[8]

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