Wife: Bahrain hunger striker fed against his will

MANAMA — The wife of a jailed, hunger striking Bahraini rights activist says in her first visit in two weeks, she found he has been treated with feeding tubes and other measures against his will.

Authorities have denied activist claims that he is in danger of dying, insisting his health is good.

Khadija al-Musawi says she saw Abdulhadi al-Khawaja for about an hour in a prison hospital Sunday. Other relatives also visited.

Al-Musawi says her husband is weak but in good spirits. She claims al-Khawaja forcibly received feeding tubes and IV drips in recent days.

Al-Khawaja and seven other opposition figures were sentenced to life in prison last year in crackdowns by the ruling Sunni monarchy against an uprising by the kingdom's majority Shia.

An appeals court hearing is set for Monday.

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