EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 17 April 2012 8822/12 PRESSE 155

The EU expresses its serious and profound concern about the situation of Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. His health is seriously deteriorating and his life is at risk. The EU urges in the strongest possible terms the Bahraini authorities to find a compassionate, pragmatic and humanitarian solution to Mr. Al-Khawaja’s deteriorating health situation as a matter of the utmost urgency.