The opposition association Al-Wefaq said Bahraini security forces yesterday attacked “prisoners of conscience” in a building belonging to the “Jaw” central prison, after “expressing their rejection of the bad reality.
She added: “The families of prisoners of conscience have staged peaceful sit-ins, demanding the release of their loved ones,” against the backdrop of the escalating epidemic of the Corona virus in prisons across the country. Read also International demands for the release of 6 detainees in Bahrain British parliamentarians demand the release of opposition leaders in Bahrain An American organization condemning environmental violations committed by the government of Bahrain Medical negligence kills a Bahraini political prisoner and a rights organization humans calls for investigation
On the other hand, the Bahraini Government Public Administration for Reform and Rehabilitation said – in a statement released by the official news agency – that it had taken “the necessary security and legal measures against the detainees who committed chaos and violence against the police in the performance of their duties. ”
The “Al-Wefaq” account – on the social networking site Twitter – posted a video clip of the families of the inmates holding a sit-in outside the “Joe” central prison, after the news of the “assault on prisoners” .
The opposition group demanded “to allow an independent and impartial UN agency to investigate” the events in “Jaw” central prison, and said the prisoners “had been severely beaten with batons, which had caused bloody wounds, as well as the transfer of 33 prisoners who were beaten to an unknown destination. “
For its part, the government statement added that “a limited number of detainees have, in recent days, closed the corridors, refused to enter the wards and disrupted the services provided, including communications and medical care. of health for other prisoners ”.