May 17, 2017

Urgent Action: Bahraini Opposition Member At Risk Of Torture (Bahrain: UA 111/17)


On 5 May, Nizar al-Qari, a member of the opposition party al-Wefaq, was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), where he alleges he was deprived of sleep and handcuffed behind his back for long periods of his detention. On 8 May, he was charged with “illegal gathering in Duraz” and taken back to the CID where he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Urging the Bahraini authorities to immediately disclose Nizar al-Qari’s legal status, and give him immediate and regular access to his family and lawyer;
  • Urging them to investigate Nizar al-Qari’s allegations of torture or other ill-treatment and to ensure Nizar al-Qari is not further tortured or otherwise ill-treated, and is given prompt access to his medication and any medical attention he may require;
  • Calling on them to release him unless he is charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence.

Contact these two officials by 26 June, 2017:

Sheikh 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 Sheikh 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

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