Bahrain: Don't execute torture victims like Maher
Update – Maher's execution could be confirmed at any time. Act now!
Maher Abbas al-Khabbaz was beaten, whipped and electrocuted before he was forced at gunpoint to falsely confess to killing a police officer in 2013.
Bahrain’s criminal justice system is rife with examples of torture and ill-treatment. Last year, two other victims of torture – Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa – had their death sentences overturned after Reprieve helped expose their mistreatment and wrongful convictions.
We need to work together to make sure that innocent torture victims like Maher have their death sentences overturned. Where a retrial is ordered, "confessions" extracted through torture must not be admitted.
Will you call on the Bahraini government to stop the execution of torture victims and ensure fair retrials?
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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.