Urgent Action: Deported Bahraini at risk of ill-treatment

On 20 October 2018, Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh was deported from the Netherlands and arrested upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport. For more than ten weeks since, he has been held without access to an attorney while the Public Prosecution’s terrorism unit proceeds with charges against him. There are strong reasons to fear he has been subjected to ill-treatment.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Arabic or English:

  • Urging the Bahraini authorities to release Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh unless he is promptly charged before a court with a recognizable criminal offence, in accordance with international law and standards;
  • Grant Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh immediate and unimpeded access to his lawyer and adequate facilities to prepare a defence, including access to all evidence held by the prosecution;
  • Calling on them to ensure that pending his release, he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.





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


Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs

Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa

Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs

P. O. Box 450, al-Manama, Bahrain

Fax: +973 1753 1284

E-form: http://www.moj.gov.bh/en/

Twitter: @Khaled_Bin_Ali

Salutation: Your Excellency


And copies to:

Minister of Interior

Shaikh Rashid bin ‘Abdullah Al Khalifa

Ministry of Interior

P.O. Box 13, al-Manama, Bahrain

Fax: +973 1723 2661

Twitter: @moi_Bahrain

Salutation: Your Excellency


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His Excellency Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 30 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB, Tel: 0207 201 9170, Fax 020 7201 9183, Email: information@bahrainembassy.co.uk or through the online contact form at http://www.bahrainembassy.co.uk/

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.


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