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Wife visits jailed Bahraini hunger striker


MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The wife of a jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike for more than three months says his condition appears better, but he is still only taking water and juice in his protest against government crackdowns in the Gulf kingdom.

Khadija al-Musawi says she visited her husband, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, for about two hours Sunday.

Al-Khawaja and seven other activists were sentenced to life in prison by a military-led court last year for participating in the uprising by Bahrain's majority Shiites, who seek to end the political dominance of the ruling Sunni dynasty. The convictions for the group — and about a dozen others — are now being reviewed by a civilian court.

At least 50 people have died in Bahrain's unrest since February 2011.

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