Zainab Al-Khawajas sultestrejke bringer hendes liv i fare

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Menneskeretsforkæmperne med danske tilhørsforhold, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja og hans datter Zainab, er ved meget dårligt helbred, og nægtes stadig familiebesøg. De er begge fængslet i Bahrain. Det har ansporet dem til at indlede en “tør” sultestrejke, skriver søndag.

Both Abdulhadi and his daughter Zainab Al-Khawaja were denied family visits again this weekend, prompting them to start a dry hunger strike today. Zainab Al-Khawaja was told by doctors that she is at risk of organ failure, cardiac arrest or coma at any time. Her blood sugar has dropped to two on several occasion in the last two days.

“Zainab Al-Khawaja is reportedly having severe hypoglymia with HGT measurements reaching 2. Her family reported that she sounded fatigued, said she was suffering loss of memory and concentration. Having initiated a dry hunger strike now, including no intake of glucose, will put her at high risk of sudden onset arrythmias, loss of consciousness and possibly death, especially that she is in a detention center were no cardiac monitor or cardiac resucitation service is available”, Dr. Fatima Haji, Internal Medicine Specialist says according to the website.

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