Bahrain activist to end hunger strike
Manama, May 28, 2012
Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja will end a more than three-month-long hunger strike on Monday evening, his lawyer said.
Al-Khawaja, who is also a Danish citizen, is a leader of the protest that erupted last year in Bahrain.
"Starting this evening he will stop his hunger strike ... the strike has generally achieved its results to shed the light on the case of the detainees in Bahrain," Al-Khawaja's lawyer, Mohammed Al-Jishi told Reuters by telephone from Manama.
He went on hunger strike on February 9.
Earlier on Monday, prominent opposition activist Nabeel Rajab, who was accused of organising illegal protests and insulting authorities, was freed from jail after being granted bail. - Reuters
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