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

April 5, 1961
DisappearedApril 23, 2012
BDF hospital
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]

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]