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Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
Abdulhadi Alkhawaja.jpg
Abdulhadi Alkhawaja taking part in a pro-democracy protest in February 2011
Born
Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja

April 5, 1961
DisappearedApril 23, 2012
BDF hospital
StatusFound
NationalityDanish and Bahraini
OccupationHuman rights defender
Years active1979–present
Home townManama (Fareeg el-Makharga)
Criminal charge(s)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 penaltyLife imprisonment
Criminal statusTo be retried[1]
Spouse(s)Khadija Almousawi [2]
ChildrenMaryam and Zainab 2 others[3]
Websitehttp://www.bahrainrights.org/

Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja is a 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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