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Bahrain: Detained Opposition Figures in Jaw Prison Protest Oppressing Measures

Detained opposition figures in Bahrain were protesting new oppressing measures taken by Al Khalifa regime against them.

Opposition figures in Jaw Central Prison, including Sheikh Ali Salman, the Secretary General of prominent Al-Wefaq group, announced they would abstain from family visits, in protest of a decision by prison authority to reduce time of visit from 1 hour to half an hour.

In a phone call with Al-Manar Website, Sheikh Salman’s wife, Alya Radhi said she had received a call from her husband in which he confirmed the decision by opposition figures.

“The prison authority decision to shorten the time of visits comes as a part of escalation against all Bahrainis,” Radhi said, noting that such measures don’t only apply to prisoners but also affect their families who are being subjected to humiliating inspections.

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