Hassan Mushaima is the leader of the political opposition in Bahrain, a founding member of Al Wefaq and the secretary-general of the Haq Movement.
Hassan Mushaima is serving a life sentence in the notorious Jau Prison, where his access to medical care has been restricted despite his advanced age.More!
Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
In February 2011, over half of the population of Bahrain began to protest structural inequalities, corruption, oppression …More!
The abuse Mushaima has faced at the hands of Jau Prison officials, unfortunately, extends even further than the deprivation of critical medical care.More!
Ali Mushaima’s Hunger Strike
On 1 August 2018, Ali Mushaima launched a hunger strike outside Bahrain’s UK Embassy to protest the mistreatment of his father.More!
On August 1, 2018
THE HUNGER STRIKE OF HASSAN MUSHAIMA’S SON
During his hunger strike, a sleeping Ali Mushaima was doused with an unknown foamy liquid thrown from the balcony of the Embassy, which also caused him to fear that he was assaulted with acid. When British law enforcement arrived and attempted to contact Embassy officials, no Bahraini representatives responded. The perpetrator and the liquid have not yet been identified, but Ali feared it was an attempt by Bahraini officials to end his hunger strike or silence him.
After Ali Mushaima’s hunger strike, his father was provided some care, but authorities continue to impose undue restrictions. However, even Ali’s demands have been met with harassment by the Bahraini government.
Ali continues to protest and to advocate on behalf of his father’s rights to healthcare, humane treatment, family visits and access to books and personal effects and above all for his immediate release.
HASSAN MUSHAIMA’S TIMELINE
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