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December 2018

Bahrain: Continued Lack of Medical Care Puts Political Prisoners’ Lives at Risk

December 13th, 2018|Categories: papers, Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The widespread and systematic use of medical negligence as an instrument of punishment is an ongoing trend in Bahrain. The government’s crackdown on Bahraini political prisoners first became apparent during Bahrain’s mass pro-democracy protests in 2011. Indeed, as of 22 November 2011, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights reported that, 500 prisoners of conscience were

November 2018

Fawziya Mashallah Haji: Bahrain’s Oldest Female Political Prisoner Denied Medical Care

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

At the age of 56, Fawziya Mashallah Haji is currently being detained in Bahrain’s main women’s prison in Isa Town, making her the oldest female political prisoner in Bahrain. She has and continues to suffer from ill treatment in prison, including the denial of medical care by Bahraini prison authorities. On 15 December 2017, a

August 2018

Bahraini Political Prisoner Hassan Mushaima Denied Access to Healthcare

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

Hassan Mushaima – a leading Bahraini opposition figure, secretary-general of the Haq Movement, and co-founder of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society – is being prevented from accessing healthcare in line with international law by Bahraini authorities. Mushaima, 70 years old, was sentenced to life in prison for his pro-democracy activism in 2011. The opposition leader’s

December 2017

One year later, Egypt continues to deny medical treatment to detained journalist

December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , |

20 December 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein’s detention in Egypt. Hussein, 51 years old, is in need of urgent surgical intervention for a double fracture in his left elbow. Hussein injured his arm while being held at Tora Prison. According to his family, the prison administration denied Hussein his

July 2017

Saudi Arabia: Political prisoners have no access to medical care

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

The Saudi authorities continue to target activists and human rights defenders through various possible ways, like silencing, arresting and imprisoning them with people convicted of criminal charges, and subjecting them to unfair trial. Adding to that their deprivation of the most basic right that a prisoner can have behind bars – that is the right

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