Abdulhadi al-Khawaja: January’s Champion for Justice
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has spent his life peacefully advocating for the human and civil rights of the people of Bahrain. Al-Khawaja began protesting the Bahraini regime as a student in London. After the Government of Bahrain failed to renew his passport, he stayed in Europe, eventually seeking asylum in Denmark and becoming an active member in the Committee to Defend Political Prisoners in Bahrain. He went on to cofound the London-based Bahrain Human Rights Organization in 1991.