Who is Hassan Mushaima, whom Amnesty International revealed what he suffers in Bahrain’s prisons | A homeland tweeting outside the flock


Amnesty International described the political prisoner in Bahrain, Hassan Mushaima, as one of the main detainees in the world, noting that he is suffering in the prisons of the Bahraini regime.

The international organization, in its Spanish version, devoted to the Bahraini prisoner, where the report highlighted Hassan Mushaima spending 3,730 days in prison without counting previous arrests.

He points to his leading role in the peaceful protests during the Arab Spring in Bahrain.

He also confirms that Bahrain is not one of the countries that focus much attention on human rights violations, but the dire and aggravating human rights situation began to interest many every time.

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The credit goes to the great role of human rights activists, both in Bahrain and abroad.

Prior to his participation in the Formula One car race, world champion Lewis Hamilton spoke about the ongoing violations of human rights in Bahrain.

A previous international move contributed to the release of political detainees such as Nabeel Rajab and Najah Youssef.

Hassan Mushaima

But the release did not extend to Hassan Mushaima, 73, who was sentenced to prison for his participation in the 2011 pro-democracy protests, the leader of the Bahraini opposition.

He is one of the most prominent advocates of respect for human rights. The authorities arrested him in 1995 following a peaceful protest, which was the beginning of his political and human rights activities.

He was subsequently arrested again and spent five years in prison. During 2002, he was chosen as the Secretary-General of the “Al-Wefaq” party.

He was chosen in 2005 as Secretary-General of the “Al-Haq” movement, which defends freedoms and human rights, and the most prominent opposition organization.

After the outbreak of the uprisings demanding freedom and democracy in the context of the Arab Spring, he was arrested again and sentenced to life imprisonment.

International movements and pressure

Movements and pressures for Mushaima’s release are growing, and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain and the European Center for Democracy and Human Rights have established a digital website on the Internet to publicize the developments of his case and defend the restoration of his freedom.

Along with other organizations, Amnesty International and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain were among the signatories to a letter addressed to the Bahraini government calling for the release of Hassan Mushaima and the provision of medical care to him, especially as he suffers from cancer, diabetes and stress and does not receive appropriate treatment, whether periodic review or receiving medications.

Concern about his health exacerbated after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Jau Prison, where he was detained, and last March it formed a dangerous focus of the virus.

This prison, in which there are a large proportion of political detainees, witnesses an overcrowding of detainees and the absence of safety and hygiene conditions.

It is worth noting that Mushaima’s health condition is not only due to illness and the absence of medical care, but also to the torture and ill-treatment he was subjected to, including religious discrimination.

The European Parliament had recently approved a resolution alerting the serious health situation in Bahrain’s prisons.

In addition to ill-treatment, discrimination and degrading treatment of detainees, he called on the Bahraini authorities to correct this situation by releasing the detainees.

Amnesty International warns that Hassan Mushaima’s condition is urgent and cannot wait and is an occasion to continue defending his freedom and human rights in international forums.

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