Prisoner of conscience dies due to lack of adequate health care, medical doctors arrested in house raids:
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: "illegal gathering near the financial harbour". 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.
R.I.P Mohammed :(