Bahrain: Don't execute victims of torture
Urgent – executions imminent
21 people are currently on Bahrain's death row, many of them political prisoners. 4 have exhausted their legal appeals and could be executed at any time.
MAHER ABBAS AL-KHABBAZ - hotel bellboy, disappeared by Bahraini police for a week and tortured so severely he was transferred to hospital. False confession used to sentence him to death.
MOHAMED RAMADHAN - father of three, blindfolded, stripped, beaten with iron rods. False confession used to secure his death sentence. Bahrain’s Special Investigation Unit investigated the torture and recommended a retrial, but no retrial has been set and he still faces imminent execution.
HUSAIN MOOSA - Mohamed’s co-defendant, hung from the ceiling by his wrists for three days and beaten. Signed a false confession, implicating them both. He later called Mohamed’s family to apologise, saying he wished he was able to withstand the torture. Also promised a retrial, but still faces imminent execution.
Will you join us in calling on the King of Bahrain and the Bahraini government to stop these executions?
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To His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa:
We, the undersigned, call on the Bahraini government to stop all executions and impose a moratorium on the death penalty pending a full public inquiry into allegations of torture and forced confessions by those on death row, and strip military tribunals of the power to try civilians.