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Prisoners’ statementin at Joe Prison :violations heightened since early year of 2017

The prisoners in Joe prison have issued on Monday, 13,August 2018,a statement in which they unveiled the increasing rate of violations inside the prison, especially when Abdullah al-Areefi became the director of the prison.

The prisoners in Joe prison have issued on Monday, 13,August 2018,a statement in which they unveiled the increasing rate of violations inside the prison, especially when Abdullah al-Areefi became the director of the prison.

They pointed out that this increase has started since the beginning of the year 2017,where a death sentence penalty carried out on 3 prisoners of conscience. Gradually, the situations were deteriorated in the prison, and there were more personal and sytimatic violations issues since al-Areefi reached the administration of the prison and run the prison with an oppressive manner .He had recalled the law enforcement forces and the anti -riot forces in order run the punitive bodies which require some criteria that the authorities bledged to achieve in front of the international and legal bodies.

The prisoners have summarized these violations as follow :

  1. There is a physical and psychological mal-treatment which turned into systematic and continuous behavior. The prisoners were beaten outside the law and far away from the surveillance cameras under the supervision of all the officers and shift's officials, especially at the solatry confinement ,means of transportation like the bus,the clinic and in the capinat close to the administration. Sectarian contempt, disrespected insults, yelling ,ignoring the complaints of the prisoners and the threats to put more restrictions were also the most exciting violations.
  2. Bad health care, where many prisoners were deprived from the right of treatment delebritality , with an ignorance of their bad health status, shortage of medications ,enforce the chronic diseases' patients to pay for the medications ,shortage of medical crews , non- proficiency of others, use of security mentally, canceal bookings for external hospitals and surgeries needed by some prisoners. The official of these violations is Major Fatima Omar and the director of the clinics in the punitive centers Abdul Rahman Bo Jeri.
  3. Weakness and deterioration of general services resulting from the over crowd in the prison which adds more pressure on it.The buildings do not have enough rooms for the prisoners ,and the shortages of air-conditioning ,sewerage disposal, water flow, overcrowded cells as the prisoners sleep on the floor, deficiency of meals in general, the deprivation of drinking water, no maintenance for the water cooler there, the shortages of the cleaning tools and that obliged the prisoners to buy them.
  4. Problem in communication and visits were declined after the new prison administration took charge of the prison in January , where some prisoners had to refrain to attend these visits first and some of them are continuing due to the barriers and the control on the visits .The visit timing was shortened too for 30 minutes, and the Families were isulted ,searched and harassed. The phone calls have witnessed unprecedented breaches like, repeated cut-off ,unfit call time, mal-treatment by the rotating police and officer in charge of the call. There were a violation of privacy and spying on the calls without permission.

At the end of their statement , the prisoners demanded the relating parties which deal with human rights and deal with the internal affair of Bahrain, such as organizations and international committees to put pressure on the authority to ensure its commitment and conventions of human rights.



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