Bahrain: Prisoner Denied Medical Treatement: Hajer Mansoor Hassan

On 25 February 2019, the Court of Cassation upheld Hajer Mansoor Hassan’s conviction and three-year prison sentence. Since August 2018, Hajer has suffered from a lump in her breast, which she feared might be cancerous. The authorities did not inform her of the results of medical tests, including a mammogram, and ignored her repeated request to be referred to a specialist. On 24 February 2019, following an international outcry, Hajer was taken to the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital where she was told that the lump in her breast was not cancerous. The doctor requested that she underwent urgent x-rays immediately, but the accompanying officers returned her to Isa Town Detention Centre for Women without further medical examination.

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