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Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja lost 7kg of weight & court refuses to drop charges against two medics

by Khalil Bendib

Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja lost 7kg of weight

Moqawama

Khadija al-Moussawi, Bahraini legal activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s wife, stated, “My husband, on hunger strike, lost 7kg of his weight,” underscoring that he was banned from meeting his attorney Mohammad al-Jeshi because he refused to wear the prison attire.

Moreover, al-Moussawi pointed out that her husband told her that the activist Mohammad Hassan Jawad requested his participation in his sister’s memorial (Minister of Media Affairs Samira Rajab’s mother), however the official authorities refused it.

Al-Moussawi had reiterated that her husband being on hunger strike is linked to his daughter Zeinab al-Khawaja, who is forbidden to have visitors because she wouldn’t wear the official attire, being on hunger strike.

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Bahraini court refuses to drop charges against two medics

Press TV

A Bahraini court has refused to drop the charges against two medical personnel over their participation in protest rallies against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.

Defense lawyer Abdullah al-Shamlawi said the pair did not appear in court on Thursday.

He added that the court ordered charges against 21 other medical staffers to be dropped.

Last October, five doctors lost their appeals against convictions of protest-related offenses.

Dozens of doctors and nurses, mostly from Salmaniya Hospital, have been arrested by Bahraini forces for treating wounded protesters and taking part in anti-regime demonstrations.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights says authorities have denied medical help to jailed nurse, Haleema al-Sabagh.

Sabagh was sentenced to one year in prison after being arrested in Salmaniya Hospital.

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