Bahrain: Further information: Bahraini prisoner still on fasting protest: Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Bahraini-Danish human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja reinstated his fasting protest on 21 September 2023 after prison authorities reneged on their promises including to transport him and other prisoners to those appointments without handcuffs and in a regular vehicle. His health remains critical due to his cardiac condition which has led to three emergency visits to hospital. He began his fast on 9 August to protest his continued denial of access to medical care and in solidarity with hundreds of prisoners in Jaw Prison.

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