Bahrain's Khawaja ends hunger strike, wife says

By REUTERS
May 28, 2012 21:09

DUBAI - Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ended a more than three-month-long hunger strike on Monday evening, his wife said.

Khawaja, who is also a Danish citizen, received a life term for charges including attempting to topple the Gulf Arab state's monarchy. He went on hunger strike on Feb. 9.

"He has stopped his hunger strike," Khadija Almousawi, Khawaja's wife, told Reuters by telephone from Manama. His lawyer had said earlier that Khawaja, a leading figure in Shi'ite Muslim-led pro-democracy unrest that erupted last year, felt he had succeeded in drawing attention to the issue of imprisoned activists.


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