Bahraini activist dies after torture at regime prison


A Bahraini political activist has succumbed to injuries he had sustained under torture during imprisonment, amid growing international condemnation of the Manama regime’s crackdown on dissent in the sheikhdom.

According to Arabic-language LuaLua TV network, Hussein Mohamed Habib was buried in A’ali town on Wednesday after suffering from long-time injuries caused by torture.

He was arrested and subjected to severe torture and abuse in prison in March 2011 after Saudi Arabia dispatched its military forces to Bahrain to help the Al Khalifah regime suppress anti-government protests in the country, the report said.

Meanwhile, Bahraini sources say political prisoners have gone on general strike at Jaw and Hidd prisons in the country.

On Tuesday, Amnesty International expressed alarm over the Bahraini regime’s maltreatment of female human rights campaigner Ebtesam al-Sa’eq, who has been subjected to torture and sexual abuse by security forces.


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