Bahrain Live Blog
Bahrain - May 28, 2012 - 16:46
Reuters report that activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja plans to halt his months-long hunger strike:
Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja will end a more than three-month-long hunger strike on Monday evening as he had succeeded in drawing attention to the issue of imprisoned activists, his lawyer said.
Khawaja, who is also a Danish citizen, is a leading figure in Shia Muslim-led pro-democracy protests that erupted last year in Bahrain as a wave of uprisings swept through the region.
'Starting this evening he will stop his hunger strike ...the strike has generally achieved its results to shed the light on the case of the detainees in Bahrain,' Khawaja's lawyer, Mohammed al-Jishi told Reuters by telephone from Manama.
A detailed statement by Khawaja was to be issued later on Monday, he added.