Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
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Bahrain activist Khawaja ready to die, says wife

Bahrain's jailed opposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is to have his case retried, an appeal court has ruled.

The retrial will take place in a civil court. A military court sentenced Khawaja to life in prison for plotting against the state last June.

Khawaja began a hunger strike some three months ago. His case has become a rallying point for other activists.

However, despite the announcement of the retrial, his wife Khadija al-Moussawi says her husband is "ready to lose" his life, adding "he can't live in a cage".

  • 30 Apr 2012