01/30/2018

Urgent Action Update: Court of Cassation Upholds Death Sentence (Bahrain: 252.14)


On 29 January, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence imposed against Maher Abbas Ahmad following a trial which relied on “confessions” extracted under torture. If the King ratifies his sentences, he will be at imminent risk of execution.

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On 29 January, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence imposed against Maher Abbas Ahmad following a trial which relied on “confessions” extracted under torture. If the King ratifies his sentences, he will be at imminent risk of execution.

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

  • Urging the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, to quash the death sentence imposed on Maher Abbas Ahmad, order a full retrial without recourse to the death penalty and where no evidence obtained under torture is used and investigate his allegations of torture;
  • Urging the Bahraini government to acknowledge their 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;
  • Urging them to commute all death sentences and declare an official moratorium on executions.

Contact these two officials by 13 March, 2018:

 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

H.E. 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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