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Female prisoners ill-treated in al-Wathba prison

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Female prisoners ill-treated in al-Wathba prison

UAE female detainees Amina al-Abdouli and Mariam al-Baloushi have been subjected to violent searches and other ill-treatment in al-Wathba prison, rights sources have revealed.

This comes shortly after the death of a prisoner, Alia Abdel Nour, who passed away from cancer last week after being refused access to urgent medical care by the UAE authorities.

In recent days, the International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) have learned that the health of Mariam al-Baloushi and Amina al-Abdouli has deteriorated significantly due to the harsh detention conditions in al-Watbha prison.

Over the last few months, Al-Baloushi has been refused medical treatment for liver cirrhosis and kidney stones. The UAE authorities have similarly denied care to al-Abdouli, who suffers from anemia and liver disease.

On the day of Alia’s passing the prison administration searched the cells of both of these prisoners. Six officers entered their cells and confiscated religious books.  

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