Geneva Council For Human Rights And Justice Calls On Bahrain To Stop Ill-Treatment Of Political Detainees


ENEVA – Geneva Council for Human Rights and Justice called Bahrain government  on Tuesday, to provide prompt treatment to Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaime, who is being detained in inhumane conditions and deprived from necessary medical care.

Geneva Council expressed  in a press statement its deep concern about the frequency of reports of a deterioration in the health of Mushaima, 70,  who was arrested in 2011 along with other Shi’ite activists and opposition figures and sentenced to life in prison for leading anti-government protests that year at the height of the region’s “Arab Spring” uprisings.

The Council warned that the Bahraini authorities are failing to provide appropriate medical care to Mushaima and three other elderly activists for more than a year in their prisons, which could lead to their slow death..

Mushaima has been treated for cancer for several years and needs periodic checkups to ensure that the disease does not recur. He also suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes and urinary tract infections.

Geneva Council for Human Rights and Justice stressed the responsibility of the Bahraini authorities for the good treatment of Mushaima and all political detainees, including the provision of medicines for them and stop the degrading and inhumane treatment. It also stressed on the importance of international pressure tgat must be put on the Bahraini authorities to stop arbitrary treatment of imprisoned peaceful activists.

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