53rd Day Of Hungerstrike: Bahrain Human Rights Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Hospitalized

Bahrain Rights Blog

Human rights defender Abdulhadi Alkhawaja’s family went to visit him this morning and were told that he has been hospitalized since last night and is not in the prison. They were not allowed to get access to him at the military hospital.

Yesterday his blood sugar had dropped to 2.1. After collapsing, he was taken to the military hospital, then returned to prison. He then collapsed again and was taken to the prison hospital. According to AlKhawaja’s family, his color has turned greyish, his eyes have fallen deeper into their sockets and he has lost around 25% of his weight. It is important to note that Alkhawaja was not in good health when he started his hunger strike due to being subjected to severe torture during his detention.

The doctor informed Alkhawaja that “he might fall asleep and not wake up”, that the continuation of his hunger strike could cause him to go into a permanent coma.

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