Tag: Healthcare

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

The inhumane conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison – which houses political leaders, human rights defenders, and other prisoners of conscience – clearly violate international detention standards. The prison’s unsanitary environment, combined with physical and psychological ill-treatment, poor health care, and obstructed family visits, infringes upon the human rights of prisoners. […]

Dispatch: Security Forces Continue to Threaten Medical Impartiality in Bahrain

Dispatch: Security Forces Continue to Threaten Medical Impartiality in Bahrain

In 2011, the Bahraini government violently crushed the kingdom’s mass pro-democracy protests, using excessive and indiscriminate force against peaceful demonstrators. The authorities went so far as to target medical personnel for treating wounded activists – a violation of the principle of medical impartiality that has continued to this day. As […]