Document - Bahrain: Bangladeshi man executed in Bahrain

Further information on UA: 312/09 Index: MDE 11/003/2010 Bahrain Date: 09 July 2010



Jassim Abdulmanan, a Bangladeshi national sentenced to death in Bahrain in 2007 for murder, was executed on 8 July 2010.

Jassim Abdulmananwas sentenced to death by the High Criminal Court on 17 January 2007, after he had been found guilty of the premeditated murder on 23 October 2005 of Ridar Mian, another Bangladeshi man. Two other Bangladeshi nationals were sentenced to life imprisonment in the same case. The three men lodged an appeal and on 6 April 2009, the Supreme Appeal Court reduced the two life sentences to 15 years’ imprisonment, but upheld the death sentence for Jassim Abdulmanan.

On 18 November 2009, Amnesty International launched an Urgent Action calling for Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, not to ratify the death sentence of Jassim Abdulmanan

The Gulf Daily News has today reported the execution on 8 July 2010 of Jassim Abdulmanan.

No further action is requested from the UA network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

This is the first update of UA: 312/09 Index: MDE 11/002/2009 Bahrain.

FU on UA: 312/09 Index: MDE 11/003/2010 Issue Date: 09 July 2010

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