Amnesty Int'l Says MP Osama Al-Tamimi Suffered Brain Stroke after His Arrest
2019-08-14 - 6:56 p
Bahrain Mirror: Amnesty International said that former MP Osama Al-Tamimi suffered a brain stroke and was transferred to the hospital as a result.
It added in a statement on August 13, 2019 that his family was allowed to visit him for the first time in the hospital 5 days after his arrest, over fabricated charges, due to his critical condition.
The organization demanded the Bahraini authorities to provide him with adequate health care in a specialized institution, stressing that Al-Tamimi's critical condition is a reminder that the Bahraini authorities have a disturbing record of medical negligence against detainees
Amnesty International reitreated its calls to Bahrain to "abide to the international human rights law and standards in its treatment of detainees and prisoners".
Al-Tamimi was known as a harsh critic of the government while in parliament and as one of the few Sunni parliamentarians willing to speak out against the Sunni ruling elite's repression of the majority Shi'a population.