TEHRAN(Basirat): Ahlulbayt World Assembly has issued a statement on critical health conditions of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
The full text of the statement is as follows:
In the Name of God
our deep regret, the physical condition of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmad
Qassim, Bahrain's prominent cleric and distinguished member of the
Ahl;ulbayt World Assembly’s Supreme Council,is much critical.
outstanding personality, who has been cruelly imprisoned in his house
for months, is not physically fit and needs a well-equipped medical
group to save his life.
According to the close relatives of
this religious leader, Sheikh Isa Qassim has lost half of his weight and
suffered a stomach bleeding. These new complications have been added to
his former diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes and old age
Sheikh Isa Qassim’s doctor has stated that he needs
some surgical procedures by expert teams; however, due to ‘house arrest’
and lack of medical facilities at home, his physician does not have the
ability to make effective treatments.
On the other hand, the
family members of Ayatollah Isa Qassim do not trust the doctors deployed
by the ruling regime in Bahrain.
With regard to all that has
been described above, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly, as an international
body whose members are comprised of intellectuals and elitesfrom more
than 120 countries, would like to call the kind attention of the United
Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the High Commissioner for
Human Rights, Amnesty International, the European Union, and
international organization of Doctors Without Borders as well as the
heads of governments and parliaments of free countries throughout the
globe to the following points:
1. Due to the old age and feeble
body of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, he cannot tolerate any further
illnesses and sufferings, and we are afraid that with the end of the
little power left, the life of this great religious and intellectual
person will be put in danger.
2. Depriving human beings of drugs and appropriate treatments is one of the greatest examples of human rights violation.
For near seven years, the AlKhalifa regime has been trampling the civil
and human rights of his people in different unjust ways. Failure to
allow patients to be treated is another shameful log of this regime in
terms of human rights violation.
4. As a global organization,
we call for the presence of a skilled and trusted medical staff to be
dispatched by international organizations to treat Ayatollah Isa Qassim.
5. We also call on legal practitioners and related
organizations to put pressure on the Bahraini lawbreaker regime to
cancel the stripping of Sheikh Issa Qassim'scitizenship and put an end
to his house arrest.
6. Undoubtedly, the responsibility for any
unfortunate event that occurs because of the negligence on this matter
is primarily on the shoulders of the Bahraini government and then on the
people and organizations who have remained silent in this regard.