|code: 273324||Date: 2011/10/21||source: Press TV|
Torture of Bahraini detainees persist
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Bahrain Freedom Movement said in a statement on Thursday, referring to recent reports of “criminal behavior” by Saudi-backed regime forces against political prisoners: “Fears for the lives of the opposition leaders jailed for their opinion and political demands have grown in the past two weeks.”
The human rights group highlighted the case of Hassan Mushaima, the leader of Haq Movement, whose health has been deteriorating due to the refusal of the Bahraini regime to arrange treatment for his cancer.
Last year, Mushaima was treated at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and was completely cleared of cancer.
However, the abusive treatment he underwent following his arrest last March and the refusal of the US-backed Bahraini regime to offer him access to proper medical care has led to serious concerns about his health condition.
Bahrain Freedom Movement has called on international human rights organizations to take the cases of Bahraini detainees seriously, especially those of Hassan Mushaima and Abdul Wahab Hussain, who suffers from a serious nervous disease.
Bahraini people have been protesting the ill-treatment of their jailed leaders by staging street rallies in the past few days, while renewing their call for a regime change and an end to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's despotic rule.