Document - 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
EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: MDE 11/08/94
23 November 1994
Further information on UA 156/94 (MDE 11/05/94, 20 April 1994) and follow-up (MDE 11/06/94, 23 June) - Torture / Medical concern / Forcible exile
BAHRAINSeyyid Ja'far al-'Alawi
Amnesty International has received disturbing reports that 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 in incommunicado detention and may be subjected to torture. His transfer was apparently due to the fact that he went on hunger-strike and that he was encouraging other prisoners to do the same.
Seyyid Ja'far al-'Alawi was sentenced to life imprisonment, after an unfair trial, following his part in an alleged coup attempt in 1981.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail letters:
- expressing concern at reports that Seyyid Ja'far al-'Alawi is being held in incommunicado detention and may be subjected to torture;
- urging the authorities to take immediate action to ensure that he receive appropriate medical treatment and he has access to family visits;
- seeking assurances that he will be humanely treated in accordance with international human rights standards.
Al-Shaikh 'Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Office of His Highness the Amir
P.O. Box 555
The Amiri Court
Telexes: 8666 Qasar, BN 8500 Qasar BN
Telegrams: His Highness the Amir, Manama, Bahrain
Faxes: +973 668884
Salutation: Your Highness
Al-Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Minister of Interior
PO Box 13, Manama, Bahrain
Telexes: 9572 PSMKT BN or 8333 ALAMAN BN
Telegrams:Minister of Interior, Manama, Bahrain
Faxes:+973 276765 or 290526 or 754303
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Al-Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister of Bahrain
PO Box 1000, Manama, Bahrain
and to diplomatic representatives of Bahrain accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 1 January 1995.