Ministry of Health confirms death of detainee

Information Affairs Authority Bahrain
Authorities announced the death of Mohammed Ali Ahmed Mushaima at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) around 3:30 AM as a result of Sickle Cell Anemia complications.
The deceased was one of the inmates in the Reformation and Rehabilitation Center. He was sentenced to seven years after being found guilty of charges relating to the vandalism, rioting, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest which took place at Bahrain’s Financial Harbor in March 2011, according to Information Affairs Authority (IAA).

While incarcerated, Mushaima was treated on more than one occasion at Salmaniya Medcal Complex (SMC) for Sickle Cell complications. He was admitted to SMC on 28 August 2012 and remained there until his death early this morning. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation.

The Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that the deceased had collapsed after visiting the bathroom on his ward. A medical team attempted to resuscitate him but unfortunately they were unsuccessful.

Chief Prosecutor, Muhanna Al Shaiji, confirmed that the Public Prosecution had been informed of the death of a patient at Salmaniya Hospital who was being treated for Sickle Cell disease. “Upon receiving notification, a member of the Public Prosecution accompanied by a forensic medical doctor went to the hospital to open an investigation. “

The forensic medical examination reinforced the hospital’s report that the death was natural and caused by Sickle Cell complications. “The Medical Examiner’s report confirmed there were no injuries on the body which could indicate criminal action, and therefore the Public Prosecution agreed to hand over the dead body to his family for burial.”

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