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Free Hassan

On 15 September, Bahraini exile Ali Mushaima ended his 46-day liquid-only hunger strike in front of the Bahraini embassy. He had been fasting in solidarity with his 70-year-old father, imprisoned Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima, an Amnesty prisoner of conscience. During his fast, Ali lost two-and-a-half stone (16kg), and was hospitalised briefly.

Ali’s father, Hassan Mushaima, has serious medical conditions including diabetes. After he refused to wear a prison uniform or shackles, the Bahraini authorities withdrew healthcare. After Ali’s hunger strike, his father received some medication and treatment.

As we went to press, Ali continued his sit-in in front of the Bahraini embassy, 30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB. He continues to demand that his father be allowed access to medical care, family visits, and books.

More info about repression in Bahrain: www.birdbh.org