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Dry Dock Prison Refused to Receive Detainee Qassem Ismail due to his Injury & Deteriorating Medical Condition

2015-10-02 - 6:54 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Sources said that Qassem Ismail, a youth from the Bahraini village of Karbabad, sustained a serious injury on his back after Interior Ministry forces targeted him with shotgun pellets. He was admitted to a military hospital, underwent an urgent surgery and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. The sources also pointed out that the authorities transferred him to Dry Dock Prison yet the prison authority refused to receive him due to his deteriorating medical condition from the injury he had sustained.

Qassem Ismail was shot from a short distance, during the pursuit of security forces dressed in civilian clothing of a group of citizens inside the village of Karbabad. After he was injured, he fainted and so the security forces called an ambulance to take him to the hospital, the sources added.

"After he was taken to the recovery room, a large number of shrapnel were found in his lungs which caused the lungs to move from its normal position and internal bleeding," they further stated, highlighting that the Public Prosecution decided to detain him for a week and raised against him charges of unlawful assembly, possession of Molotov cocktails and assaulting a police patrol.

"The police checked Qassem Ismail out of the military hospital and transferred him to Dry Dock Prison, but the prison authority refused to receive him due to his deteriorating medical condition After 3 hours of waiting in the prison's clinic, he was transferred to Al-Qalaa Hospital where he still present at the moment amid his family's concerns over his health condition and not allowing them to visit him," the sources added, stressing that Ismail called his parents on Sunday (September 27, 2015) and informed them that he might be transferred again to Dry Dock Prison on Monday (September 28, 2015).

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