Amnesty International launched an urgent appeal to interfere to release leader of Haq Movement Hassan Mushaima (70 years) and provide him access to adequate healthcare, after news about his health deterioration.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Amnesty International launched an urgent appeal to interfere to release leader of Haq Movement Hassan Mushaima (70 years) and provide him access to adequate healthcare, after news about his health deterioration.
The organization urged in a statement on Thursday (January 18, 2018) to release Hassan Mushaima, and the remaining 10 opposition activists, immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience, convicted solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
Amnesty called on the authorities to provide Hassan Mushaima access to adequate healthcare, "including prescribed medication and regular check-upus, unhindered by unnecessary and degrading prison practices."
It indicated that Mushaima informed his family that his blood sugar had risen to a "dangerously high level" and that he had not been receiving one of his two prescribed diabetes medications.
"At the beginning of January, Hassan Mushaima wrote to the prison authorities requesting that his family be allowed to buy him his two diabetes medications for the prison authorities to hand them to him. The prison authorities denied his request stating instead that they would provide the medication without the involvement of his family. However, the administration didn't give him any of the medications he needs," Amnesty further stated.
In October 2017, he was denied all medication and a fellow prisoner, who also suffers from diabetes and uses the same medication, shared his with him.