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Further information on UA 156/94 (MDE 11/05/94, 20 April; and follow-up MDE 11/06/94, 23 June) - Bahrain: torture / medical concern / forcible exile: Seyyid Ja'far al-Alawi

, Index number: MDE 11/008/1994

Seyyid Ja'far al-'Alawi was moved from Jaw Prison No 1 to al-Qal'a Prison about a month ago. He is being held incommunicado and may be subjected to torture. He was apparently transferred after going on a hunger-strike and encouraging others to do the same. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after an unfair trial, following his part in an alleged coup attempt in 1981.

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