Jan 15, 2020 17:41 UTC
  • Over 130 prisoner rights abuses committed in Bahrain in December: Opposition

A new report on the human rights situation in Bahrain shows that authorities committed more than 130 cases of abuse against imprisoned anti-regime activists and political dissidents last December as the ruling Aal-e Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf island State.

The report, released by Bahrain's main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, said a total of 133 violations against 105 prisoners of conscience were recorded in Bahraini prisons and detention centers last month.

It noted that the abuses included 103 cases of denial of treatment, six cases of forced disappearance and 126 raids on homes and residential buildings during the mentioned period.

Moreover, a total of 25 people were arrested to be handed over to judicial authorities.

The report further disclosed that Bahraini courts also handed down prison sentences, totaling to 403 years and six months, to 49 dissidents last month, and ordered them to pay financial fines, amounting to 1,700,600 dinars ($4,511,577).