Hasan Mushaima

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Hassan Mushaima
حسن مشيمع
Secretary-General of Haq Movement
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 11, 2005
Deputy Isa Al Jowder until September 24, 2011 (his death)
Personal details
Born 1948
Jidd Haffs, Bahrain
Nationality Bahraini
Political party Al Wefaq until 2005
Haq Movement - present
Religion Shi'a Islam

Hasan Mushaima is an opposition leader in Bahrain. He is the secretary-general of the Haq Movement. He wants more democratic rights in Bahrain. He was a starting member of Al Wefaq. He was in the 1994 uprising in Bahrain.

The Bahraini government arrested Mushaima many times.

In 2010 Mushaima traveled to Great Britain to be treated for lung cancer.

Mushaima said he was going to return to Bahrain during the protests in February 2011. He was kept in Lebanon.[1] Mushaima finally did return to Bahrain on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

On 22 June 2011, Mushaima was given life imprisonment by a military court for "attempting to overthrow the monarchy".[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Wigglesworth, Robin (2011-02-24). "Union threatens strike in Bahrain". The Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0a0b7066-4033-11e0-9140-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Ey0X11d9. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  2. Kerr, Simeon (1 July 2011). "Bahrain opposition agrees to join talks". The Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5f8e5020-a416-11e0-8b4f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Qy9Q3hd6. Retrieved 2 July 2011.