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Nasser bin Ghaith's health severely deteriorated

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Nasser bin Ghaith's health severely deteriorated

Nasser bin Ghaith has reportedly begun to suffer from a serious medical condition that requires prompt treatment from a specialised doctor, rights sources reported.

Dr. bin Ghaith, who has declared an open hunger strike for nearly three months, started suffering from breathing difficulties, extreme fatigue and weight loss. He also became unable to walk.

Despite his health deterioration, the Emirati authorities failed to provide him with the approperiate medical treatmenet.

 Dr. Bin Ghaith has been held in UAE jails since August 2015, over charges that include the peaceful exercise of his right to free speech.

He was brought to court more than once where he told the judge that he was beaten and deprived of sleep while in detention.

Bin Ghaith, who is serving a 10-year-sentence in UAE jails, has launched a hunger strike for the third time in protest against his detention conditions.

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