A HUNGER strike launched by inmates at Bahrain’s central prison five days ago is still ongoing, according to human rights activists.
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights has received information from inside Jaw Prison that the inmates are still vigilant about the strike, despite efforts by police to stop them.
They are understood to be demanding personal items such as razors, extended exercise time and cell doors to be left open until midnight.
However, the Interior Ministry earlier branded the items as illegal, saying they were impossible to attain.
“We have received credible inside information that the inmates are still on strike,” said society president Mohammed Al Maskati.
“It has been five days and nothing has been done about their situation.”