Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is a Danish-Bahraini political activist who has given decades of his life to defending human rights and promoting democracy. Despite the peaceful nature of his activism, he had been forced to live in exile for many years and was subjected to several arrests after finally returning to his home country. In 2011, he was sentenced to life in prison for leading non-violent protests during the Bahraini Uprising. His health is rapidly deteriorating, but Mr. Al-Khawaja is denied a medical furlough, and his family lives in constant fear of losing him. This article would not have been written without their help, for which Aurora is very grateful.