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Mohamed Al-Rokon under psychological pressure

1 year 10 months

Mohamed Al-Rokon under psychological pressure

Due to the noise, Mohamed Al Rokon, the prominent activist and former lawyer of a group of reformists and dissidents involved unfairly in the “UAE 94” trial, who was sentenced to 10 years in Al Rezin prison as he represented the defendants, woke up at night. He had a panic attack and fainted on the floor.

Despite ringing the emergency bell, no guards immediately responded despite the fact that cameras were in each cell. Eventually, they took him to the jail’s clinic where he was diagnosed of high blood pressure.

In the morning, loud music was still on regardless of the situation of sick or old prisoners and Al Rokon was complaining again from a severe pain in the ears, doctors have eventually discovered that he had ear infection caused by the unbearable noise.

 Besides, he was put in solitary confinement, which is a form of psychological punishment and humiliation.

Unfortunately, ill-treatments of political detainees led to the continuous deterioration of their health, specifically the "UAE 94” group who are now subjected to the effects of the ill-treatments. The prison administration voluntary takes all its time to provide any medical care to them; it only denies them a medical help. 

The authorities are accused to exercise a policy that can lead these prisoners of conscience to slow death in this manner. Despite the Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners, the Basic principles for the treatment of prisoners and the Body of principles for the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment, the UAE prisons are failed in their policy.

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