Conflict & Justice

Bahrain Hunger Striker's Family Appeals For His Release

Bahrain's majority Shiites staged street protests last year seeking a greater political voice.

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That protest movement was crushed by the Gulf kingdom's ruling family. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja was one of those protesters.

And he was jailed for life just two months ago for his participation.

Al-Khawaja has been on a hunger strike ever since.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with his daughter, Maryam al-Khawaja.