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Danish MP Publishes His Photo Near Jaw Prison where Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is Held

2023-03-17 - 2:13 p

Bahrain Mirror: Danish MP Karsten Hønge, who is taking part in the 146th inter-parliamentary union in Bahrain, called for the immediate release of prisoner of conscience, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who holds the Danish citizenship.

Hønge said in a tweet: "Standing in front of the prison in Bahrain where Danish citizen Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is serving a life sentence. His crime? Standing up for human rights and freedom of speech." He also attached a photo of him standing near Jaw Prison in Bahrain."

"Weakened by 12 years of torture everyday counts! Free Al-Khawaja now," he added.

Amnesty International sent an appeal yesterday to release prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. Besides, Danish and Norwegian MPs participating in the IPU conference called on Bahrain to release Al-Khawaja and transfer him to Denmark to receive treatment after his health deteriorated.

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