Thursday April 5, 2012, from 4 PM to 6 PM
Consulate General of Bahrain - 866 Second Ave (between 46th & 47th streets)
Bahraini democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja may soon die in prison from a self-imposed hunger strike in the quest for the freedom of his country. Isn’t it time you stood up for his freedom?
We will be holding an Emergency Rally on Thursday from 4pm-6pm in front of the Bahrain Consulate in NYC to demand the release of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja who is now on his 56th day of a hunger strike and may soon die from organ failure.
See here: Jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike may die | AFP
Amnesty urges Bahrain to free activist on hunger strike | BBC
Bahrain hunger striker’s life in danger, daughter says | CNN
Mr. Khawaja’s daughters, Maryam in the US and Zainab in Bahrain, have confirmed that his life is now at stake and he may go into a coma at any time.
Come and stand with Maryam, Zainab, the people of Bahrain, and concerned activists around the world to demand the release of this “prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression,” according to Amnesty International.
The American Council for Freedom in Bahrain
Witness Bahrain (http://witnessbahrain.org/)
Global Justice Working Group at Occupy Wall Street
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (http://www.cpdweb.org/)