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Bahrain: Death in prison

A political prisoner by the name of Hussain Barakat serving a life sentence in Bahrain died after contracting COVID-19. The tiny kingdom in the Persian Gulf has come under pressure from human rights organizations over poor prison conditions.

Since the March outbreak of the disease in Bahrain’s main prison Jau, families have been holding protests demanding the release of political prisoners and better conditions; all in vain.

 

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