A man walks near the Bahrain Financial Harbour in Manama March 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo)
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Five Bahraini female political prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest against ill-treatment and a glass barrier that prevents contact with visitors, a rights group said Friday.It cited detainees and family members as saying that one prisoner, 49-year-old Hajar Mansoor Hassan, was taken to hospital early Friday and returned several hours later.Bahraini authorities on Sunday temporarily freed female activist Ebtisam al-Saegh, who has accused the government of torture while she was in custody.
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