Bahraini hunger strikers suffer dire health situation

 

Hunger striking detainees in Bahrain are reportedly vomiting blood as their health condition continues to deteriorate.

An activist with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Ahmed Alsaffar, also reported that the blood sugar levels of some of the detainees were dangerously low as the hunger strike hits the 10-day mark. 

Over 1,000 political prisoners launched an open-ended hunger strike earlier this month demanding better living conditions and an end to the systematic use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment practiced against detainees. 

According to Alsaffar’s Twitter posts, the authorities have refused to commit to any of the demands in writing, offering “verbal promises” instead. 

The hunger strike has been met with further abuses, including beatings and denying detainees access to drinking water.

 

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