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Several political activists in Mexico are at risk after pushing for justice in regards to the recent case of the abduction and killing of three of their colleagues.
Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi was sentenced to death in December 2011 after an unfair trial. His “confession”, allegedly obtained under torture, was admitted as evidence against him.
Former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb has provided a detailed account in court of his torture and other ill-treatment.
The whereabouts of two women employed by Iraq’s Vice-President’s Office are unknown. Amnesty International fears they are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.