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Bahrain: Further information on Ill-treatment / Health Concern

, Index number: MDE 11/004/2003

The Bahraini authorities have informed Amnesty International that the hunger strike involving more than 200 prisoners at Jaw Prison, southern Bahrain is now over. The prisoners called off the hunger strike after negotiations involving the Interior Ministry, human rights groups and members of the parliament. It is not known whether any prisoners have received medical treatment following the hunger strike.

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