March 29, 2017

Urgent Action: Bahraini Student In Detention Alleges Torture (Bahrain: UA 69/17)


Bahraini student Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab was arrested on 9 February and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate where he alleges he was tortured and forced to “confess”. He has been denied access to a lawyer. Upon transfer to Dry Dock Prison on 7 March, he said he was repeatedly beaten on both legs. He remains at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

Share
Share

 

Bahraini student Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab was arrested on 9 February and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate where he alleges he was tortured and forced to “confess”. He has been denied access to a lawyer. Upon transfer to Dry Dock Prison on 7 March, he said he was repeatedly beaten on both legs. He remains at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into Ali al-Arab’s torture allegations – including an examination by a medical expert acting in accordance with professional independence – and bring anyone suspected of responsibility to justice in proceedings that respect international fair trial standards;
  • Ensure he has access to any medical care he requires and is not subjected to further torture or other ill-treatment;
  • Grant Ali al-Arab immediate access to his lawyer and adequate facilities to prepare a defence, including access to all evidence held by the prosecution.
 
Contact these two officials by 10 May, 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 (keep trying) 
Salutation: Your Majesty
 
H.E. 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 I Fax: 1 202 362 2192
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador 
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number and types of actions taken—letters, emails, calls and tweets–on each case and use that information in our advocacy. 
Either email [email protected] with “UA 69/17” in the subject line or click this link.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
DOWNLOAD the full Urgent Action in PDF or Word format below
GET INSPIRED: Read about the people you have helped
READ TIPS for writing effective letters and emails
CONTACT US: [email protected]
Downloads