01/03/2019

Urgent Action: Deported Bahraini at Risk of Ill-Treatment (Bahrain: UA 209.18)


On 20 October 2018, Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh was deported from the Netherlands and arrested upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport. For more than ten weeks since, he has been held without access to an attorney while the Public Prosecution’s terrorism unit proceeds with charges against him. There are strong reasons to fear he has been subjected to ill-treatment.

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On 20 October 2018, Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh was deported from the Netherlands and arrested upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport. For more than ten weeks since, he has been held without access to an attorney while the Public Prosecution’s terrorism unit proceeds with charges against him. There are strong reasons to fear he has been subjected to ill-treatment.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Bahraini authorities to release Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh unless he is promptly charged before a court with a recognizable criminal offense, in accordance with international law and standards.
  • Grant Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh immediate and unimpeded access to his lawyer and adequate facilities to prepare a defense, including access to all evidence held by the prosecution.
  • Calling on them ensure that pending his release he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 13 February, 2019:
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 Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
3502 International Drive NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 342 1111 I Fax: 1 202 362 2192
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @BahrainEmbDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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