July 7, 2017

Urgent Action: Arrested Defender At Risk Of Torture (Bahrain: UA 165.17)


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Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh was arrested on 3 July after her home was raided by masked security officers. Amnesty understands that she is being held at Issa Town detention centre for women, on the outskirts of Manama. She is a prisoner of conscience at risk of torture and other ill-treatment, including sexual assault.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to release her immediately and unconditionally as she is detained solely because of the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and her human rights work;
  • Urging them to ensure that she is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated, and is promptly provided with regular access to her lawyer, family and any medical attention she may require;
  • Urging them to order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into her torture allegations and bring anyone responsible to justice in proceedings that respect international fair trial standards.

Contact these two officials by 17 August, 2017:

King
Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
Office of His Majesty the King
P.O. Box 555
Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama
Bahrain
Fax: +973 1766 4587
Salutation: Your Majesty

Ambassador Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Khalifa
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
3502 International Dr. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 342 1111
Fax: 1 202 362 2192
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @bahdiplomatic
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 165.17
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