May 18, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Bahraini Man’s Death Sentence Upheld On Appeal (Bahrain: UA 252.14)


11 May, the Bahrain High Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence imposed against Maher Abbas Ahmed. His case will now go before the Court of Cassation. Maher Abbas Ahmed will be at imminent risk of execution if the sentence is upheld again.

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

  • Expressing grave concern that Maher Abbas Ahmad’s death sentence was upheld again;
  • Urging the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, to immediately commute the death sentence imposed on Maher Abbas Ahmad and establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
  • Calling on the authorities to conduct an investigation into the allegations of torture made by Maher Abbas Ahmad and his co-defendants;
  • Acknowledging the Bahraini government’s responsibility to protect the public and bring to justice those who commit crimes, but insisting that this should always be done in accordance with international law and Bahrain’s international human rights obligations.

Contact these two officials by 29 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

H.E. 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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