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Bahrain: US National gets 10 years after unfair trial: Taqi ‘Abdallah al-Maydan

, Index number: MDE 11/044/2013

Taqi ‘Abdallah al-Maydan, a 25 year-old US national, was sentenced on 24 September to 10 years’ imprisonment after unfair trial. He was reportedly tortured following his arrest in October 2012 and was forced to sign a “confession”. He was charged with “attempting to kill policemen”, “burning an armoured police vehicle” and “illegal gathering and rioting”.

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