Bahrain: Release Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji (UA 3/16)

Urgent Action
April 15, 2016
Bahraini activist Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji was sentenced to one year in prison on 7 April, on charges including “insulting a brotherly State” and “calling for participation in illegal demonstrations”. He was on hunger strike between 14 February and 31 March in protest at his ill-treatment in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.
1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to quash Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji’s conviction and release him immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression; 
  • Calling on them to ensure that he is protected from any torture or other ill-treatment and that he receives any medical attention he may require; 
  • Urging them to repeal laws that criminalize the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression, in line with Bahrain’s obligations under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to uan@aiusa.org with "UA 3/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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