Abdulhadi Alkhawaja taking part in a pro-democracy protest in February 2011
Abdulhadi Abdulla Hubail Alkhawaja
April 5, 1961
|Disappeared||April 23, 2012
|Nationality||Danish and Bahraini|
|Occupation||Human rights defender|
|Home town||Manama (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 penalty||Life imprisonment|
|Criminal status||To be retried|
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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 and co-founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). This is a nonprofit non-governmental group which works to promote human rights in Bahrain.
On 9 April 2011, Alkhawaja was arrested. Alkhawaja was given life imprisonment on 22 June 2011. On 8 February 2012, he started a hunger strike until "freedom or death".
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