Mr. Bekele Gerba has been prevented from receiving his scheduled eye treatment again today. It’s well known that he has been treated by an eye specialist for the last several months on regular bases. He used to be treated at WAGGA private eye clinic since his arrest.
Accordingly, he was scheduled to receive laser treatment last Wednesday. However, the prison administration refused to take him, as a result it was rescheduled for today.
After the prison administration told him they will take him to his appointment this morning, it was later learned that they could not take him due to a superior order from above. Doctors have warned him missing his regular treatment will result in permanent loss of his left eyesight.
The prison admnistration is well aware of this, but continues to prevent Mr. Bekele from getting his eye treatment. Refusing medical treatment has become common after Oromo political prisoners started the hunger strike.