Top Bahraini political prisoner denied treatment




Top Bahraini political prisoner denied treatment

Health condition of a prominent Bahraini political prisoner has taken a turn for the worse after prison officials did not provide him with medical treatment.


Informed sources, requesting not to be named, said Bahraini authorities in the notorious Jaw Prison have refused to give Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb, who is the imprisoned founder and leader of Bahrain Teachers' Association, access to adequate medical care, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported.
The sources added that the denial has worsened his neck and knee injuries, leaving him unable to either move or walk without assistance from others.
Deeb was arrested in the wake of the 2011 uprising in Bahrain. He was tortured in prison and initially handed down a 10-year jail sentence. An appellate court later commuted the sentence imposed on the 52-year-old prisoner of conscience to five years in prison.
Human Rights Watch has denounced the Bahraini regime over the conditions at Jaw Prison, calling on authorities to allow prisoners to contact their families.
Jaw Prison, Bahrain’s central detention facility, is where hundreds of people are incarcerated only for participation in peaceful anti-regime protests.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of people have held numerous demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

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ISIL terrorists kidnap 20 civilians in Iraq’s Kirkuk

ISIL Takfiri terrorists have abducted nearly two dozen people in Iraq’s northern oil-rich Province of Kirkuk as they continue to perpetrate war crimes on a large scale in areas under their control.

According to Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network, an Iraqi security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the terrorists raided the villages of Tel Ali and Shawook close to the town of Hawijah, located about 282 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, during the early hours of Sunday, and kidnapped 20 civilians from their homes.
The source added that the terrorists accuse the people of cooperation with government officials. ISIL terrorists took the victims to an unknown location, warning that the abductees will be tried at courts set up by the terrorist group and most likely executed.
The development comes as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman in the city of Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, told al-Sumaria television network on Friday that ISIL had executed 15 of its child recruits west of the embattled northern Iraqi city.
Mamouzini said the terrorists murdered the victims, aged between 13 and 18 years old, in the town of Sinjar, situated over 400 kilometers northwest of Baghdad.

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Yemeni army, popular forces attack Saudi convoy in Jizan

Yemeni armed forces, backed by members of Popular Committees, have launched an attack against a Saudi military convoy in the kingdom’s southwestern Province of Jizan.

According to reports on Sunday, the Yemeni forces targeted the Saudi soldiers who had been deployed in the region to recapture the military bases already seized by the Yemeni army.
The reports added scores of vehicles belonging to the Saudi military were destroyed in the attack.
Earlier in the day, the Yemeni army detected and targeted a Saudi convoy of arms and ammunition in al-Khobe region of Jizan, inflicting heavy losses on the Saudi military. A Saudi ammunition dump was also destroyed in the province.
Yemeni forces further launched retaliatory missile and rocket attacks against several Saudi military bases near the Yemeni border. Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry announced that a Saudi soldier was killed in an overnight attack near the country’s border with Yemen.
Earlier in the day, the Saudi military pounded the northwestern Yemeni Province of Sa’ada with over 50 airstrikes. There is still no word on the possible casualties of the attacks.

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110 injured as Lebanese police, demonstrators clash in Beirut

At least 110 people have been injured in clashes between Lebanese security forces and a large number of people protesting against the ongoing garbage crisis in the capital, Beirut.

According to Press TV, on Saturday, thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Beirut for a protest organized by the so-called ‘You Stink' campaign to express their outrage at the government's failure to resolve the garbage crisis.
The protesters carried national Lebanese flags.
Police fired rubber-coated steel bullets as well as tear gas canisters, and used water cannons to disperse the crowd. Seventy-five protesters were injured and dozens of others detained during the melee. Medical sources, requesting anonymity, said 60 of the wounded were treated on site, while 15 others were hospitalized.
Meanwhile, police said 35 members of its personnel were wounded, and that some of them are in critical condition.
Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk, in a statement released late on Saturday, pledged that the garbage crisis would be tackled during next week's cabinet session.

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Militant attack kills soldier in southeast Turkey

The Turkish military says a militant attack on an army post in southeast Turkey has left one Turkish soldier dead and four others injured.

According to Press TV, an army statement said the militant rocket and sniper attack took place late Friday in the Beytussebap district of Turkey’s Sirnak Province.
The Turkish army said the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was behind the attack.
Clashes have been going on a daily basis between the PKK and Turkish armed forces since July, when the military started its raids against PKK positions in southeast Turkey as well as in northern Iraq.
Turkey says its warplanes have conducted new air strikes against PKK targets, killing 29 militants on Thursday and Friday. Separately, the military said at least 12 militants were killed as the military clashed with PKK members near the town of Uludere, close to Turkey’s border with Iraq on Friday.
Meanwhile, Turkish media reported that suspected PKK members threw two bombs outside the regional headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Diyarbakir, damaging a police water cannon truck parked outside and injuring a policeman who was inside the building.

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Two killed in clashes in Lebanon’s refugee camp

Two people have lost their lives and over a dozen more sustained injuries in violent clashes in Lebanon's largest refugee camp following a failed assassination attempt.

According to AFP, the deadly incident happened in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Saturday when gunmen reportedly belonging to the Jund al-Sham militant group attempted to gun down Ashraf al-Armoushi, the Fatah security chief inside the camp.
Armoushi who was attending the funeral of a senior Fatah member escaped the assassination unharmed but one of his bodyguards was killed and another sustained injuries.
There were conflicting reports about the number of casualties.
According to local medical sources, a total of at least 15 people, civilians and non-civilians, were wounded, some critically.
A Fatah official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity “Two members of Fatah were killed and six other members were wounded in the fighting.”
However, some sources mounted the death toll to three people.
The clashes occurred mostly near the camp's northern entrance and turned into street battles and spread panic among civilians residing in the camp. However, by early evening the warring sides agreed to a ceasefire.

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I will continue cutting heads: Jihadi John

A video reportedly shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group’s infamous executioner Jihadi John vowing to return to Britain and carry on cutting off heads.
According to the Mail on Sunday, a man thought to be Jihadi Johncan be seen in video recently obtained by fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Syria's eastern Province of Deir Ezzor.
A seven-second long soundless snippet of the full video has been released by British media, but the Mail online website claims to have spoken to an FSA member who had seen the whole one-minute long video.  
The FSA member was quoted as saying “I am Mohammed Emwazi,I will soon go back to Britain… and carry on cutting heads.”
This is the first appearance of the masked killer since he was unveiled as 27-year-old Londoner, Mohammed Emwazi, in February.
Emwazi has appeared in seven videos released by ISIL since August 2014, when he beheaded US journalist James Foley. In September 2014, he appeared in a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steve Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines.

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Over 76k sign UK online petition calling for Netanyahu's arrest

More than 76,000 people have signed a petition on the website of the British Parliament, calling on the government to arrest Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes against Palestinians when he visits London next month.

According to Press TV, the online petition, which went viral on August 7, demands the apprehension of Zionist regime’s 65-year-old chairman of the Likud Party upon arrival in London.
The arrest petition is for Netanyahu's involvement in the massacre of thousands of Palestinians during the summer 2014 Israeli onslaught against the blockaded Gaza Strip. The petition collected 76,062 signatures as of Sunday morning.
Referring to the Zionist regime prime minister’s scheduled September visit, the petition says “Under international law, he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014.”
After 10,000 signatures, the British government must respond to the petition, and after 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in the parliament. The deadline for signing the petition is February 7, 2016.
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