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Yemeni Policeman Threatens Detainees in Bahraini Prison to ‘Flay their Skin’

A Yemeni policeman at Jaw Central Prison in Manama, affiliated with the Bahraini regime, issued threats against a political prisoner. The officer named Anwar reportedly dealt in a degrading manner with prisoners.

“The Yemeni policeman has threatened prisoners recovering from the Coronavirus, currently held in Building 20, telling them he would flay their skins” said Syed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, Director of Advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy,

He also threatened to reduce the time allowed for those recovering from the Coronavirus to go outside their cells from 30 minutes a day to only 15 minutes.

Tweet Translation:

“Bahrain- Jaw Prison
A Yemeni policeman named Anwar deals in a degrading manner and threatens prisoners recovering from Coronavirus, currently held in Building 20.
He threatened one of the prisoners today and told him that he would “flay his skin”
Those who recovered were allowed 30 minutes a day to go out of their cells, and he threatened to reduce the time to 15 minutes only.”

Threatening methods against political prisoners have been repeated in recent months after a series of protests citizens launched to reject their miserable conditions.

A few weeks ago, Captain Mohamed Abdel Hamid Maarouf prevented the detainees from contacting their relatives. This punitive measure came in response to the angry protest of the detainees.

Detainees, in buildings 12-13-14, went on a hunger strike, during which they returned the meals provided, due to their poor conditions.

Then, they complained about the delay and the small quantity of meals that do not cover their needs.

Political prisoners in Bahrain find themselves stuck between an administration of fascists and mercenaries of different nationalities whom the Hamad bin Isa regime has sought to take revenge on, for political and sectarian motives.

After the outbreak of the 2011 protests, the Bahraini authorities used mercenaries, most of whom were from Pakistan and Jordan, to crush the peaceful protesters.

Human rights organizations monitored that many crimes and violations were committed by these elements against the Bahraini people.

Bahraini activists claim that the people of the homeland find it shameful and cruel to oppress their own people. Therefore, the Bahraini authorities use mercenaries to confront popular demands.

The last of the mercenaries’ rampages was what Sheikh Zuhair Ashour was subjected to when a65 criminal convict deliberately assaulted him with the intent to kill, last month.

“The Hamad bin Isa regime is using mercenaries as a tool to suppress the Bahraini people,” says Bahraini opposition politician Saeed Al Shehabi.

Last month, a documentary book entitled “Exhalations” revealed 28 methods of brutal torture that detainees were subjected to in Jaw Prison.

The book contains 68 affidavits of political detainees from inside the Jaw Central Prison.

The book also reveals the involvement of Emirati officers in torturing detainees. It stated that these testimonies are one of the tools of resistance that the prisoners brought out as “ Exhalations ” that narrate outrage from the flood of the pain that they inflicted with patience.

Local and international human rights organizations confirm that Bahraini prisons are filled with more than 4,000 detainees for opinion and expression and calling for political reforms.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi and Emirati forces invaded Bahrain on March 15, 2011, a month after the outbreak of the popular revolution calling for the overthrow of the regime.

As soon as more than a thousand officers and soldiers from the Saudi forces entered Bahrain, the UAE announced that it had sent 500 police forces to the kingdom. The ruling Al Khalifa family in Bahrain had requested assistance from the two countries to face the protests that escalated in Manama.

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