Mr Ahmed Ali Almushatat is not one of the 20 medics currently on trial. He is a pharmacist who worked at North Muharram Health Center who is currently in prison serving a 2 year sentence.
Doctors In Chains received this testimony from one of his colleagues:
“Mr Ahmed Ali Almushatat is a pharmacist who worked at north Muharram health center. During the crisis of bahrain he took it upon himself to transfer medication needed at certain health centers where so many injured protester were being treated. The needed medication was transferred from Salmaniya main stores to other heath centers in the struggle zones.
Mr. Ahmed was was using his own personal car. He was attacked by the riot police who vandalized his car in Sitra whilst transferring medication. He was doing a nobel job, storing other needed health centers in Bahrain based on his authority’s request during the 15th of March struggle in the Sitar crisis. The roads where attacked by thugs and riot police and hundreds of injured protesters and civilians where transferred in civilian cars to health centers and the main Salmaniya hospital . The riot police were attacking and preventing the ambulances from reaching the injured that night. Our medics and paramedics were threatened and beaten by police for saving lives that night.
Mr. Ahmed ended up working at Aali health center with the permission of the responsible authority due to the dangerous situation at the time in Bahrain and for his own safety. He was not able to attend work at Muharaq due to the sectarian act at the time which was practiced by the Ministry of Interior. Muharq health center is in the zone of Sunni people and Ahmed is Shia.
On the 20th of March he went to work in Muharaq pm shift were he originally works. Once he reached the Muharaq health center, he was attacked, tortured, submitted to all kinds of violent harassment and physically and verbally abused. The riot police vandalized the pharmacy. He was accused of having weapons, inciting hatred, overruling the government, and public gathering. Mr. Ahmed realized from the interrogation that he was monitored by his own friend. He was detained in Al-Hid police station.
On the 11th of April he was released . His family were not able to pick him up due to the dangerous situation on the roads especially in the villages. Mr. Ahmed took a taxi that day.
On the 29th of May, he was called into the military court and was not allowed to have a lawyer, he was sentenced to three years after dropping the charges of overruling the government and having weapons. He paid 200 Bahraini dinars and went out on bail.
On the 9th of June, his appeal was in the military court . His sentence was dropped to two years and he was detained In jail since then. He was placed in isolation,and was exposed to all kinds of tortured. He was seen by Mr Sharif Bassioni but was not released with the others medics.”
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Read about the other medics currently in prison here.