600+ Bahraini inmates now on hunger strike to protest rights abuses

8/18/2019 1:04:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) - More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.

Over 400 inmates started an open-ended hunger strike on Sunday morning, joining 196 others who had began refusing food a short while earlier on Friday.

They are also voicing solidarity with 15 political prisoners who are being held incommunicado at Jaw prison and who initiated the hunger strike campaign on Thursday.

Bahraini detainees complain about harassment during family visits, saying that they are prohibited from practicing their religious rituals in jail while being subjected to beatings, psychological pressure, and the confiscation of their belongings.

Source: PressTV

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