August 31, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Remains In Detention (Bahrain: UA 165.17)


Bahraini woman human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh was removed from solitary confinement following a two-day hunger strike in protest at her conditions of detention. She is a prisoner of conscience. The authorities have undertaken to carry out an investigation into her allegations of torture and sexual assault during her May detention.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to release Ebtisam al-Saegh immediately and unconditionally as she is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and her human rights work;
  • Taking positive note of the NSA Ombudsman’s investigation into Ebtisam al-Saegh’s allegations of torture and sexual assault during her detention in May, and urging to conduct an impartial, independent and effective investigation; and ensure that those who are reasonably suspected of responsibility are prosecuted in proceedings which meet international standards of fair trial.

Contact these two officials by 12 October, 2017:

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
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

Ombudsman’s Office
P.O. Box: Kingdom Of Bahrain, P.O. Box 61016
Phone: 00973 17186012
Fax: 00973 17186019
Email: [email protected]

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 165.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.