Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

 

Health conditions of five female Bahraini activists that have gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest their ill treatment by prison authorities have reportedly deteriorated as the regime’s crackdown on popular dissent persists.

The country’s al-Lulu TV Network reported on Friday that the health conditions of the jailed activists at a prison in the north-central city of Isa have worsened since they began their hunger strike on Tuesday.

The report further cited local sources as identifying the female hunger strikers as Amira al-Qesh’ami, Najah Ahmad Habib, Madina Ali Ahmad, Zeinab Marhoun and Hajar Mansour.

The sources also noted that Hajar Mansour is suffering from kidney problems and low blood pressure.

This is while the Bahraini sources further pointed out that the regime’s police forces have broken into and searched 18 houses from October 3 to 23 and arrested at least 22 people.

 

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