Banning Ashura Commemoration in Dry Dock Prison Leads to Hunger Strike

2017-09-24 - 12:34 am

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Dry Dock Prison administration's banning of Ashura commemoration by detainees prompted angry chants of condemnation and a hunger strike.

The prison administration called on riot police to contain the frustration of the political prisoners who had begun a hunger strike since the onset of the month of Muharram two days ago.

The detainees end the strike on Saturday after promises from the prison administration to open cells and allow them to commemorate the religious occasion of Ashura, starting on the fifth day of Muharram, as well as allow clerics to move between cells and recite mourning (Aza) eulogies.


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