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50 Political Prisoners in Jaw Prison Continue Protest against Security Isolation Punishment for Fellow Inmates

Prisoners in Jaw Prison (Archival)
Prisoners in Jaw Prison (Archival)

2024-03-09 - 6:02 p

Bahrain Mirror: Fifty political prisoners held in the Jaw Central Prison persisted in their protest by refusing to enter their cells, rejecting the prison administration's implementation of the security isolation punishment on several of their fellow inmates.

Anwar Amer, a political prisoner held in Building 7, Cell 1, serving a 15-year sentence, confirmed that inmates of the same building protested by staying in the courtyard and the building corridors after the officer in charge of the building applied the security isolation punishment to 4 prisoners.

Zainab Al-Khamis, head of the Monitoring and Follow-up Committee at the Bahraini Human Rights Society, mentioned in a post on the "X" platform that "the prison administration punished prisoners Mahmoud Abdul Rasoul Al-Tawil, Hussein Nouh Issa, Anwar Amer, and Ahmad Mohammad Abdullah by reclassifying their prison placement to the isolation building, where dozens of political prisoners are held," and Al-Khamis stressed that "there is no intention to resolve the issue of those held in security isolation in the prison."

It is worth mentioning that more than 800 prisoners went on a hunger strike for over a month in 2023, demanding the abolition of the security isolation punishment.

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