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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.

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