Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bahrain: Prisioner of Consciousness dies in prison

From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:

Prisoner of conscience dies due to lack of adequate health care, medical doctors arrested in house raids

A recent photo of Mohammed Mushaima in the hospital with his newborn baby

2 October 2012

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)expresses its grave concern over the death of a prisoner of conscience due to lack of adequate health care while in detention over false charges and the arrest of six medics in house raids after their verdicts were upheld in Cassation Court.

A prisoner of conscience dies due to lack of adequate health care

Mohammed Mushaima, a 22 year old prisoner, died today at Salmaniya hospital just a few hours ago. He was arrested from the hospital last year when the military took over, and was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment despite his lawyers presenting documents proving that he was in the hospital at the time of his alleged crime. Mushaima suffers from severe sickle cell, and his lawyers had made several requests that he be release due to the severity of his condition. In secret phone calls, Mohammed told his lawyer that he was going to die if he was not released to receive the health care he needed for his condition. There are many prisoners of conscience in Bahrain that are in need for immediate medical treatment for being ill or seriously injured due to the regime’s use of excessive force. However, they are being denied medical care, including Mohammed Sahwan whose case was reported by the BCHR.

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