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This week, Maryam Alkhawaja will be returning to Bahrain on a crucial mission. Presently, Bahrain faces a significant human rights crisis as over 800 political prisoners in Jau Prison are on a hunger strike, demanding improved prison conditions. This protest, which commenced on 7 August, marks one of the most significant political actions in Bahrain since the repression of mass pro-democracy protests in 2011.
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Video announcement

Here you can find a video of Maryam’s announcement that she plans to return from exile along with a high-level delegation to visit Bahrain in a bid to secure her father’s release. Please like, share and comment. ( The Video on : Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, X)

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Expressing your support for Maryam’s mission and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja. Share your message of solidarity, encouragement, and hope for justice in Bahrain. Share it on social media and remember to use the hashtag #FreeAlkhawaja

Diplomatic Pressure

  • Given Abdulhadi Alkhawaja’s Danish citizenship, we want to raise the matter directly with all relevant government officials as well as the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Email them, Tweet to their accounts, mention them in them in posts and stories.
  • The US State Department has reported that the Bahraini Crown Prince will visit the White House next week.  Pressure on the US Government is also very helpful. You can do that by emailing your representative or by publicly demanding pressure from US officials to help resolve the hunger strike by meeting the political prisoners’ demands
  • The OHCHR announced that they will be conducting a country visit to Bahrain from 15-20 September 2023. We ask you to call on the OHCHR to visit Al-Khawaja and other political prisoners in Jau Prison. You can do that by emailing them directly or by sharing your demands publicly on social media.


Artistic Solidarity

  • If you’re an artist who wants to demonstrate solidarity through your art, unleash your creativity and share your artwork on social media and with our team, remember to use the hashtag #FreeAlKhawaja.
  • If you are a poet or have any kind of special gift, show your solidarity by writing a poem or by using your gift to creatively stand with us.

Spread the word on social media:

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leaders must take action to save Danish human rights defender Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja before it’s too late. Take action now @larsloekke @DanishMFA @Statsmin @SecBlinken @StateDept @StateDeptSpox @JosepBorrellF @EUSR_Gulf @EamonGilmore @UNHumanRights @volker_turk #FreeAlKhawaja


Call to Action While the Bahraini Crown Prince is visiting Washington this week, more than 750 political prisoners are on hunger strike back in Bahrain due to inhumane treatment in Bahraini Jau prison. Take action now @SecBlinken @StateDept @StateDeptSpox #FreeAlKhawaja


On August 9, 2023, Al-Khawaja along with more than 750 other prisoners initiated a hunger strike in protest against the continuation of his detention and in demand of better conditions in Jau prison. Take action now @SecBlinken @StateDept @StateDeptSpox @larsloekke #FreeAlKhawaja


Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja is a Danish-Bahraini human rights defender who was violently detained in 2011 in Bahrain after leading peaceful protests calling for fundamental rights, and democracy. We demand intervention to save his life. @DanishMFA @larsloekke @Statsmin #FreeAlKhawaja


Sign the latest petitions:

Sep 19, 2022
To Bahrain 一 Release Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja!
Eleven years ago, human rights defender, AbdulHadi Abdulla Hubail al-Khawaja was violently arrested and unfairly sentenced to life at Jau prison in Bahrain for his role in organizing peaceful protests to defend the realization of human rights and political reform for Bahrainis.
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Nov 03, 2022
Danmark: Kræv statsborger løsladt
Den danske statsborger og menneskerettighedsforkæmper Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja har indtil videre siddet 11 år i fængsel for at deltage i fredelige protester for demokrati. FN mener ikke, at Danmark har gjort nok for at få ham løsladt. Kræv, at regeringen offentligt siger, at Bahr...
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Keep following our accounts

We also ask you to keep an eye on the Free AlKhawaja SoMe accounts to stay updated The FreeAlKhawaja SoMe accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Website) and Maryam’s Alkhawaja accounts ( Instagram ,Facebook ,Twitter, TikTok, Website). To share and retweet any posts: Always use #FreeAlKhawaja.

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We welcome your support in keeping our campaigns active and efficiently coordinated. We’d love your support anywhere from translations to incorporate additional languages in our efforts to in-kind technological contributions and media advocacy. Anything helps, so reach out if you’re interested!

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