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Daughters of jailed Bahrain activist say he resumes hunger strike as crown prince visits US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The daughters of a prominent human rights activist jailed in Bahrain say he has resumed a hunger strike after being denied medical care. The move came as the country’s crown prince visited the United States. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a dual Danish-Bahraini citizen, was imprisoned after taking part in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising in the tiny Persian Gulf nation. His supporters say he has been tortured and is in ill health. He is among hundreds of prisoners who began a hunger strike Aug. 7 to protest the conditions of their incarceration. The wider strike was suspended ahead of the crown prince’s visit to Washington. He signed a security agreement with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and met the White House national security adviser Wednesday.

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