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Hunger striker fed against will - wife

2012-04-29 21:08

Manama - The wife of a jailed, hunger striking Bahraini rights activist says in her first visit in two weeks she found he has been treated with feeding tubes and other measures against his will.

Authorities have denied activist claims that he is in danger of dying, insisting his health is good.

Khadija al-Musawi says she saw Abdulhadi al-Khawaja for about an hour in a prison hospital on Sunday with other relatives.

Al-Musawi says her husband is weak but in good spirits.

She claims al-Khawaja was forcibly fed with feeding tubes and IV drips in recent days.

Al-Khawaja and seven other opposition figures were sentenced to life in prison last year in crackdowns by the ruling Sunni monarchy against an uprising by the kingdom's majority Shi'ites.

An appeals court hearing is set for Monday.


Comments
  • Jack - 2012-04-30 10:39

    They must jst leave him starve 2 death

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