Doctors Without Borders a Target in Bahrain?


Why is a local employee at Doctors Without Borders in Bahrain being targeted?

Doctors without Borders is highly respected as an organization that protects human rights throughout the world. I learned of this incident from the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights:

I am not familiar with this case but am concerned about due process and the presumption of innocence.

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its concern regarding the targeting of a local employee and the office of Doctors Without Borders' " Médecins Sans Frontières"

On the 27th of July 2011,Mr.Hassan Aleskafi, a protester, was transferred to the office of Doctors Without Borders " Médecins Sans Frontières" with an injury to the head due to being attacked by Riot Police with a canister (possibly teargas)while participating in a peaceful protest. Doctors Without Borders called the ambulance due to the severity of the injury, and he was transferred to the hospital.

On the 28th of July 2011,Security forces stormed the office of Doctors Without Borders, confiscated medicines, surrounded the building and arrested local staff member "Mr.Saeed Ayad".

On the 29th of July 2011,The local employee, from Doctors Without Borders, was charged with: opening of an unlicensed clinic, aiding an injured defendant escape,false reporting of an incident.


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Greeting sir and I hope youâre well,

As far as I am aware I can assure you MSF is not being targeted and the aforementioned individual was arrested due to a severely injured young man (with a subdural hematoma) being delayed treatment for hours before help was called for â this is speculation on my part but more than happy to help anyway I can.