Category Archives: 2018 |

Bahraini hunger-striker ends London protest, vowing to continue fighting

Originally posted to the Middle East Eye website, 2 October 2018. LONDON – The son of an imprisoned Bahraini activist has vowed to keep on fighting “to save his father’s life” after ending his two-month-long protest outside Bahrain’s embassy in London on Tuesday. Ali Mushaima, 35, began a hunger strike on 1 August, to protest over the denial […]

Bahraini activist is in hospital after month-long hunger strike

Originally posted to the Middle East Eye website, 31 August 2018. The son of a Bahraini activist was taken to hospital on Thursday from outside Bahrain’s embassy in London, where he had been camped for nearly a month in protest at his father’s prison conditions. Ali Mushaima, 35, was on a hunger strike, which he […]

Bahraini activist goes on hunger strike in London to ‘stop father dying in prison’

Originally posted to the Middle East Eye website, 9 August 2018. LONDON – The son of an imprisoned Bahraini activist has been on hunger strike for eight days, in protest of his father being denied urgent medical care in a Bahrain jail. Ali Mushaima is the son of Hassan Mushaima, a 70-year-old political leader who was […]

Jailed Bahraini opposition leader denied medical treatment: son

Originally posted to the Reuters website, 6 August 2018. LONDON (Reuters) – Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state, says his son Ali Mushaima, on hunger strike outside Bahrain’s London embassy. Hassan Mushaima, 70, was arrested in 2011 along with other Shi’ite activists and opposition […]

Bahrain: Cruel denial of medical treatment endangers lives of jailed activists

Originally posted to the Amnesty International website, 6 August 2018.   The Bahraini authorities have for over a year deliberately denied proper medical care for four elderly jailed activists, Hassan Mushaima, Abdel-Jalil al-Singace, Abdel-Wahab Hussain and Abdel-Jalil al-Miqdad, subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and putting their lives at risk, Amnesty International said […]

Bahraini authorities are killing my father, I’m on hunger strike to save him

Originally posted to the Guardian website, 3 August 2018.   The government of Bahrain is slowly killing my father, Hassan Mushaima. This week I began a hunger strike outside Bahrain’s London embassy to save him. My father is a leader of the political opposition in our homeland. In 2011 he was at the forefront of Bahrain’s Arab spring […]