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Urgent Action update: Prisoner denied full medical check-up

On 25 February 2019, the Court of Cassation upheld Hajer Mansoor Hassan’s conviction and three-year prison sentence. Since August 2018, Hajer has suffered from a lump in her breast, which she feared might be cancerous. The authorities did not inform her of the results of medical tests, including a mammogram, and ignored her repeated request to be referred to a specialist. On 24 February 2019, following an international outcry, Hajer was taken to the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital where she was told that the lump in her breast was not cancerous. The doctor requested that she underwent urgent x-rays immediately, but the accompanying officers returned her to Isa Town Detention Centre for Women without further medical examination.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:


Minister of Interior 
Shaikh Rashid bin ‘Abdullah Al Khalifa
Ministry of Interior
P.O. Box 13, al-Manama, Bahrain
Fax: +973 1723 2661
Twitter: @moi_Bahrain
Salutation: Your Excellency


And copies to:

Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa  
Office of His Majesty the King 
P.O. Box 555 
Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama, Bahrain 
Fax: +973 1766 4587 
Salutation: Your Majesty


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His Excellency Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 30 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB, Tel: 0207 201 9170, Fax 020 7201 9183, Email: or through the online contact form at

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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