Bahraini inmates seeking medical attention punished with torture, solitary confinement

 

 A Bahraini human rights group says detainees being held at a detention center in the Gulf kingdom will be punished by solitary confinement and torture in case they seek medical attention from prison authorities.

 Duraz Youth Movement announced on Friday that inmates at Dry Dock Detention Center will be locked up in solitary cells and subjected to torture should they demand treatment, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported.

 The movement noted that the practice has been drawn up by one of the prison’s senior figures identified as Ahmad al-Amadi.

 It also expressed deep concerns over the deteriorating health conditions of Ali Majed Rabea and Hussein Mahdi Qassem, stressing that the pair faces serious health risks after continuously being denied proper medical care.

 The two were wounded with birdshot pellets after Bahraini regime troops attacked supporters of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim in the northwestern village of Diraz on May 23, killing at least five people and arresting 286 others. Reports said 19 policemen were also injured in the clashes.

 

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