Many ask me why I decided to go through with the hunger strike … and if I’m honest I wouldn’t have thought of the idea without Zainab Al Khawajah (@angryarabiya) – who is a real inspiration!! But I joined it for two main reasons:
1. To provide moral support to Zainab, where we would be going through the same thing pretty much.
and more importantly:
2. To demand, in a rather different form, the release of My cousin Dr Khulood Ali Al Sayyad.
“Dr.Khulood Al-Sayyad a Paediatrician at Salmaniya Hospital (Bahrain) has been detained by the police forces more than a week ago around the 5th of April. She disappeared from Salmaniya hospital following what was told to her was a doctors meeting and it was eventually found out that she is being held for an undisclosed reason.
She is an ex-student of Sacred Heart School (Bahrain) and studied medicine in Oman. She is a respectful and decent person and she had only recently got married and has a bright life ahead. She does not deserve.”
Source: Free Khulood Al Sayyad
And as of today, the 16th of April, I am going through the 5th day of Hunger Strike … and I wish not stop until Khulood is released.
Verily, all I ask those who read this piece is to join the facebook page [the source above] to show support to her family.
May love, Peace, revolution and the evacuation of prisons hit our little island, Bahrain<3