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Parliamentary question - E-002430/2021Parliamentary question

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s imprisonment

Question for written answer  E-002430/2021/rev.1
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Fulvio Martusciello (PPE)

9 April 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s arrest for organising a protest calling for political reforms. He is said to be one of the most prominent Bahraini human rights defenders and pro-democracy movement leaders.

Following the February 2011 uprising in Bahrain, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and nearly 100 other people were arrested. Later, he and other opposition leaders were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Bahraini military court.

However, his followers and family have repeatedly stated that he is suffering as a result of unjustified confinement, torture and abuse. They are even more concerned about his fragile health and current situation in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are asking for his release.

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