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Concerns increase over Bahrain activists on hunger strike

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Press TV

A Bahraini rights group has expressed grave concern over the life of two prominent rights activists as they continue their week-long hunger strike.

Bahraini Center for Human Rights (BCHR) says Zainab al-Khawaja and her father Abdulhadi al-Khawaja are now on a dry hunger strike to demand visitation rights to their families.

The two are also protesting a new rule that requires political prisoners to wear a uniform designed for criminal convicts. Activists say Zainab is now in danger of organ failure and cardiac arrest.

Zainab and Abdulhadi are now serving prison terms for what Manama calls starting anti-regime protests.

Zainab was arrested by the Saudi-backed forces in a demonstration held in capital Manama on February 27.

Her father has been in prison since 2011. The rights activist, the co-founder and former president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, is among eight Bahraini opposition figures sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the ongoing revolution…


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