Bahrain: Armed Raid On MSF Office and Detention of Staff Member

BRUSSELS, AUGUST 3, 2011 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today condemned an armed raid on its premises in Bahrain and the subsequent detention of one of its staff members.

On July 28, armed security personnel violently raided MSF’s premises in Manama, damaging office property and confiscating all medical and office equipment and supplies. A Bahraini MSF volunteer, Saeed Mahdi, who works with the organization as a translator and driver, was arrested.

Since February, when demonstrations began in Bahrain, MSF has seen almost 200 injured and ill patients who did not seek care in health facilities because they feared being arrested for any involvement in protests. The MSF team has seen patients in villages across the country who have refused urgently needed hospitalization due to the high risk of arrest, and others who were severely beaten in jail. Full press release.

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  1. beneaththebebopmoon reblogged this from doctorswithoutborders and added:
    This is the organization I desperately want to work for.
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  4. whateveryourhandfindstodo reblogged this from doctorswithoutborders and added:
    Islamic fascism, or so it seems….
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    BRUSSELS, AUGUST 3, 2011 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans...
  8. drwh0 reblogged this from doctorswithoutborders and added:
    They raid NGOs, don’t they. This is the sign of autocracy.
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  11. brainingdaily reblogged this from doctorswithoutborders and added:
    SHIT AIN’T RIGHT, it doesn’t matter that this is business as usual in Bahrain. MSF will now have to divert some funds to...
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    so sad :(
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