RNA – A group of Bahraini political activists said that the Al Khalifah regime was preventing the provision of medical services to human rights and ideological prisoners in the Persian Gulf country and that Hujjat al-Islam Mirza al-Mahrous’ condition was deteriorating and the Shi’ah cleric was being prevented from being treated.
The cleric is among a group of opposition leaders, rights activists, bloggers and Shi’ah clerics arrested in connection with their role in the mid-February 2011 popular uprising against the ruling Al Khalifah regime.
He was the vice president of the now-dissolved al-Zahra Society of Orphans prior to his arrest.
A Bahraini court found the detained opposition figure guilty of “attempting to overthrow the regime” and subsequently sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
The family of the Shi’ah cleric in Bahrain says their father called them and said that the situation of Shi’ah prisoners in the country was getting worse every day and that they weren’t being provided with any facilities by the officials.
In this regard, Mr. Abdul-Ghani Khanjar, spokesman for the Haqq Movement for Liberty and Democracy, told Rasa News Agency, “Hujjat al-Islam Mirza al-Mahrous has been detained by Al Khalifah regime forces since March 2011 and has been under torture ever since.”
Mr. Khanjar said that Hujjat al-Islam al-Mahrous suffers from chronic diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and has undergone several surgeries but now his physical condition has worsened and it is necessary for human rights organizations to act as soon as possible to save his life.
He continued, “Hujjat al-Islam al-Mahrous was one of the clerics who were engaged in religious activities in Bahrain and was one of the nationalists who all testify to their peaceful plan for the liberation of the Bahraini people.”
It is worth mentioning that Husayn al-Dahi, the Deputy Secretary-General of the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, referred to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Bahrain and the danger to the lives of political prisoners and recently called for the release of political prisoners and the preservation of their lives.
Rasa News Agency