Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bahrain hunger striker force-fed, drugged: wife

"(Reuters) - The wife of a jailed Bahraini activist and hunger striker said on Sunday he was being drugged and force-fed, but authorities denied the accusations saying the man had agreed to receive medical treatment.

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, one of 14 men imprisoned on charges of leading an uprising in the island kingdom last year, has been fasting for more than two months.

"I went to see my husband today and he told me that he was drugged last Monday," Khadija al-Mousawi told Reuters by phone after what she said was her first visit to her husband in two weeks.

"After he woke up he found two IV (intravenous) injections in his arms and a feeding-tube down his nose. It was done against his will," she added......"

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