According to Hussein Moussa’s family, the prisoner has been denied treatment for more than three weeks despite the fact that he has been experiencing severe pain and swelling in his leg, which has rendered him unable to walk, the Arabic-language Lualua television network reported.
Last October, Bahrain’s supreme court of appeal overturned the death sentence handed down to Moussa and sent the case back to a lower court.
On December 29, 2014, a Bahraini criminal court sentenced Moussa to death. It had relied on statements extracted under torture, Presstv reported.
Separately, Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced a dissident to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of “attempted murder of two police officers.”
Moreover, three Bahrainis accused of attempting to bomb the King Fahd Causeway, which connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, have been sentenced to ten years in prison each after being found guilty of making an improvised explosive device.
One of the defendants was tried in absentia, while the other two are currently serving lengthy prison terms on terrorism-related charges.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.
They are demanding that the Al Khalifah regime relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.
On March 5, 2017, Bahrain’s parliament approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.
Bahraini monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified the constitutional amendment on April 3, 2017.