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BCHR Launches Appeal to Release Prisoner Suffering from Psychological Outbreaks

2020-04-03 - 7:44 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately release prisoner Sadiq Marhoon (31 years), who suffers from psychological outbreaks after spending 11 years in prison, and to provide medical care for prisoners.

Marhoon's family reported to BCHR that their son suffers from psychological symptoms, adding that he frequently witnesses nervous breakdowns. Marhoon also suffers from some involuntary behaviors such as screaming and hostile tendencies towards everyone he encounters and actions beyond his control.

The family said that Jaw Prison officials do not take his condition into. Besides, his request to go to the hospital isn't being met, although his family addressed some of the relevant official authorities, such as the Prisoners' Rights Commission.

The prisoner's family noted that Marhoon was an athlete with an excellent physical and mental health before his arrest and that he did not suffer from any conditions.

Sadiq Marhoon is sentenced to life imprisonment in a case with a political background. He was subjected to torture and ill-treatment during his arrest.

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