File - A Bahraini protester stands behind a portrait of jailed photographer Humaidan.
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Sunni-ruled Bahrain upheld a 10-year jail term for a photojournalist Sunday and detained a human rights activist, as part of an ongoing crackdown over a 2011 uprising.Bahrain's appeals court decided Sunday to uphold a jail term handed down to award-winning photojournalist Ahmad Humaidan, despite appeals by rights group for his release.Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the monarchy, staged a 110-day hunger strike in 2012 in protest against his imprisonment and is now on hunger strike again, lawyer Mohammad al-Jishi told AFP.Khawaja has been seen by a doctor 17 times in five days, the official Bahrain News Agency said.BNA said that Khawaja had vowed in a letter to prison authorities to pursue his hunger strike until his release.
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