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