Urgent Action update: Life sentence for Bahraini opposition leader

On 4 November 2018, the Bahraini Appeal Court sentenced opposition leader and prisoner of conscience, Sheikh Ali Salman, to life imprisonment. The court overturned an earlier acquittal, and convicted him and two others of communicating sensitive security information to Qatar.

 

Take action.

 

Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:

  • Urging the Bahraini authorities to release Sheikh Ali Salman immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and ensure that his convictions and sentences are quashed;
  • Urging them to uphold the right to freedom of expression and repeal or amend all laws that criminalize the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 17 DECEMBER 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

 

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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