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Two Bahrainis on hunger strike stage sit-in outside US Embassy
Ali Mushaima sits outside the US Embassy in London, April 10, 2012.
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:32PM
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Two Bahraini nationals on hunger strike have staged a protest sit-in outside the US Embassy in London to demand the immediate release of jailed Bahraini opposition leaders, Press TV has learned.


Ali Mushaima and Musa Abd Ali have been sitting outside the American mission since Tuesday, nearly a week after they began their hunger strike to urge the Manama regime to release political prisoners.

The two men also protested against Washington’s complicity in the brutal Manama crackdown on protests as well as US support for the Saudi invasion of their country.

They also expressed solidarity with top Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja who has refused to eat for more than two months to protest against the life in prison sentence given to him by Manama last year.

According to reports coming from London, since UK police prevented the two from bringing equipment such as a tent, chairs and sleeping bags to spend the night in the area, Abd Ali fainted and moved to hospital on Friday after spending two nights in harsh temperatures.

Ali Mushaima, who is son of jailed Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima, is still outside the US Embassy holding a banner announcing his open-ended hunger strike.

Ali says his father, who suffers from cancer, does not receive proper medical treatment in jail. Hassan Mushaima , who was secretary general of the Haq movement, was also sentenced to life in prison last year for "plotting to overthrow the government."

Ali will also face 15 years in prison if he returns to Bahrain.

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