By Phil Miller in London, England:
Monday, April 1, 2019
THE son of a jailed Bahraini opposition leader has resumed his vigil outside the country’s embassy in London after a six-month gap.
Ali Mushaima returned to Belgrave Square today where he previously spent 46 days on hunger strike.
He re-erected a banner of his father, 71-year-old Hassan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court in 2011 during the Arab Spring.
Mr Mushaima said: “I find myself having to come back to the embassy as the Bahrain government is deliberately denying my 71-year-old father his human rights, including medical care.
“I don’t want to wait until his health completely fails. I will do whatever I can to fight for justice for my father.”
The British government has paid to train Bahraini jailers in prison medical procedures, but the Mushaima family says healthcare at Jau prison is inadequate.