Five weeks into his hunger strike, family members say Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, one of the best-known human rights activists in Bahrain, is now so weak that he can barely stand, according to a report in Al-Jazeera. Al-Khawaja and six others were given life sentences by the Bahraini government in what human rights groups have called an unfair trial. He has been on hunger strike now since February 8.
“On Sunday his situation was very bad. My mother said she could barely hear him on the phone,” said Maryam al-Khawaja, one of his daughters. “He reached a situation where he could not stand up, even to perform his prayers.”
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