The Bahrain Center for Human Rights releases a new report on the issue of sickle cell disease in Bahrain, and the government crackdown on the provision of healthcare. This report explores the way in which the government has, in some cases, withheld healthcare as a form of punishment, and is further complicating treatment for patients with new policies within the hospitals. The report also discusses how the government's use of teargas effects patients with sickle cell disease, and outlines several instance of death that resulted from teargas inhalation.  

 

http://bahrainrights.hopto.org/sites/default/files/field/image/Sickle%20Cell.pdf