Prisoner in Bahrain dies from lack of necessary medical attention

Prisoner in Bahrain dies from lack of necessary medical attention

A 35-year-old Bahraini prisoner has died following complications resulting from sickle-cell anaemia and deliberate medical neglect in the prison he was being held.

Human rights activists declared the prisoner dead and demanded an investigation into the circumstances of his death.

Hassan Abdul-Nabi Mansour was sentenced to three months in prison, but was not offered necessary Healthcare despite the seriousness of his condition, said Ahmed Al-Wada’i, director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy.

The prisoner suffered medical negligence in the Al-Hawdh al-Jaf prison, and there was a stall in giving his medication and his transfer to the prison clinic.

Al-Wada’i continued saying that the prisoner was “groaning and crying in pain, prompting his colleagues to knock heavily on the doors until he was transferred to the prison clinic to Salmaniya Hospital, where he passed away.”

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