Fears are growing that a leading human rights activist who entered the 55th day of a hunger strike in Bahrain on Tuesday may not survive the ordeal, his daughter says.
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who was arrested last year for his role in anti-government demonstrations, has been on hunger strike for nearly eight weeks in protest at his life prison term.
His daughter, Maryam al-Khawaja, told CNN he "is entering a critical phase where his life is at stake."
She said her father had two doctors accompanying him at all times Monday night and was being moved to a different prison Tuesday which has the necessary medical equipment.
The move is due to fears that he may go into a coma at any time, as his blood sugar and blood pressure have both further dropped, she said.FULL STORY