Following the death of Abbas Hassan Malallah, protests erupt in Bahrain calling for the release of political prisoners.
Authorities responded to the protests with violence – numerous peaceful protesters have been arrested.
Negligence on the part of authorities has angered Bahraini nationals.
Local activists note Malallah’s death to be due to negligence on the part of prison authorities.
Eyewitnesses report prison authorities took 45 minutes to respond to Malallah’s collapse . On-duty guards took delayed measures to call for medical help and the delay led to the death of the detainee.