The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern about the increasing harassment of former MP Osama al-Tamimi. He suffered a stroke in the brain that makes him lose his ability to move and speak normally, hours after his arrest and interrogation. Al-Tamimi's health is deteriorating as his kidney stopped functioning, which necessitates an urgent dialysis session.

The Tamimi family says they are being harassed by policemen as they surround their house and ask anyone who enters for their identity, as if al-Tamimi is under house arrest.

Now, according to al-Tamimi’s daughter who posted on her Instagram account, a group of policemen are breaking the doors of his house, apparently in an attempt to arrest al-Tamimi, who is in the hospital. She said she was scared because she was alone with her younger brother at home as her mother accompanied her father in the hospital. His brother-that looks like him- saw an arrest warrant issued against al-Tamimi that justify all these actions by the police.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued earlier a statement detailing the arrest of former MP Osama al-Tamimi and the fears that his health would deteriorate.

Based on the above, BCHR calls on the Government of Bahrain to:

  • Allow al-Tamimi to leave Bahrain for treatment abroad before his health deteriorates
  • Stop harassing the Tamimi family who are concerned about his health and afraid of arbitrary actions they are subjected to.