A Bahraini staff member of the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres was arrested by armed security personnel who raided the group’s office in Manama, Bahrain.
MSF has condemned the armed raid, which happened July 28, and the subsequent arrest of Saeed Mahdi, a translator and driver of the international aid group.
“MSF has been transparent about its work and its intentions with the authorities in the country, including the Ministries of Health and Interior,” Jerome Oberreit, MSF’s director of operations in Brussels, said in a statement. “As such, we find the violation of MSF facilities and the detention of our volunteer both unwarranted and unacceptable.”
The group added that the raid was a “breach of the sanctity of an office maintained by a neutral medical humanitarian organization, and a violation of the rights of a patient to receive medical care.”
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