08 May 2020 - 17:51
News ID: 450101
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Following the physical deterioration of Hujjat al-Islam al-Mahrous, a prominent Bahraini ‎cleric, a spokesman for the spokesman for Bahrain’s Haqq Movement for Liberty and ‎Democracy, called on human rights organizations to take immediate action to rescue him ‎from the Al Khalifah prison.‎

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

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