Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is a prominent human rights defender and Danish citizen who was detained in 2011 in Bahrain after having been part of peaceful protests calling for fundamental freedoms in the country. He remains in prison until this day.

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Al-Khawaja is a life-long human rights defender, activist and leader, founder and former president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, co-founder of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, former MENA Protection Coordinator at Front Line Defenders, published writer and poet, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, husband, father, and grandfather.

Al-Khawaja has always believed in human rights, solidarity building, and transformational change, and he has fiercely defended his beliefs for decades. For Al-Khawaja, no person is larger than the cause, and for him, progress is obtained when we find the leader within ourselves.

Al-Khawaja’s voice remains a beacon of hope for change and he has courageously inspired others to shape their own political demands.**
Al-Khawaja is a dual Danish-Bahraini citizen. He has been in prison for over 11 years and he is in urgent need of international help. We kindly ask for your support in calling for his release.

Al-Khawaja is the winner of four prominent human rights awards:

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Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders 2022

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Dignity World Wihout Torture 2013

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Politiken Freedom Award 2012

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Freedom House Freedom Award 2012

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عاجل: محكمة بحرينية تؤيد التهم الانتقامية ضد المدافع الحقوقي البارز عبدالهادي الخواجة
29.11.2022

عاجل: محكمة بحرينية تؤيد التهم الانتقامية ضد المدافع الحقوقي البارز عبدالهادي الخواجة

أقرّت المحكمة الصغرى الجنائية الثانية في البحرين اليوم تهمتين جنائيتين منفصلتين وجهتا لعبد الهادي الخواجة، بحسب عائلته
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BREAKING: Bahrain Court Upholds Reprisal Charges against Leading Rights Defender Al-Khawaja
28.11.2022

BREAKING: Bahrain Court Upholds Reprisal Charges against Leading Rights Defender Al-Khawaja

Today, the Second Lower Criminal Court in Bahrain upheld two separate criminal charges levelled against Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja, his family stated.
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Kære Mette Frederiksen: Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja skal have hjælp nu!
16.11.2022

Update on judicial harassment of Human Rights Defender and Danish-Bahraini Citizen, Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja

Today, 16 November, renowned human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen, Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja had a scheduled hearing in Bahrain’s Second Lower Criminal Court over new criminal charges linked to his protesting the denial of calls to his daughters in Jau Prison.
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About Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
15.11.2022

Human Rights Defender and Danish-Bahraini Citizen, Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja, faces multiple new charges amidst judicial harassment in Bahrain

Tomorrow 16 November, renowned human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen, Abdul- Hadi Al-Khawaja will be tried in Bahrain’s Second Lower Criminal Court over new criminal charges linked to his protesting of punitive measures in Jau Prison.
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Launch of FreeAlKhawaja.org
25.10.2022

Launch of FreeAlKhawaja.org

Launch of FreeAlKhawaja.org: Website to coordinate efforts to release Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
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Execution in Bahrain, pattern of injustice
25.10.2022

Execution in Bahrain, pattern of injustice

Bahraini officials routinely proclaim that the government respects fundamental human rights, but in case after case, courts relied on coerced confessions despite defendants’ credible claims of torture and ill-treatment.
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