Document - Bahrain: Further information on fear of torture / legal concern: Sa'id al-'Asboul

EXTERNALAI Index: MDE 11/11/96

23 April 1996

Further information (1) on UA 105/96 (MDE 11/09/96), 18 April 1996, - Fear of Torture / Legal Concerns

BAHRAINSa'id al-'Asboul, civil engineer, aged 42

Amnesty International has learned that Sa'id al-'Asboul, an engineer and businessman, was released without charge or trial on 21 April 1996, eight days after his detention.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express/airmail letters in English, Arabic, or your own language:

- welcoming the release of Sa'id al-'Asboul.

- urging the prompt release of anyone else held in connection with political unrest, unless they are to be charged with recognizable criminal offences;

- seeking assurances that all detainees are being treated humanely and urging that they be granted immediate access to lawyers, relatives and independent doctors if necessary.


His Highness

Shaikh 'Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa

Office of His Highness the Amir

P.O. Box 555

The Amiri Court, Rifa'a Palace, Bahrain

Telexes: 8666 Qasar BN; 8500 Qasar BN

Telegrams: His Highness the Amir, al-Manama, Bahrain

Faxes: +973 668884

Salutation: Your Highness

His Excellency

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Interior

P.O. Box 13, al-Manama, Bahrain

Telexes: 9572 PSMKT BN or 8333 ALAMAN BN

Telegrams: Minister of Interior, al-Manama, Bahrain

Faxes: +973 276765 or 290526

Salutation: Your Excellency

His Excellency

Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa

Prime Minister

P.O. Box 1000, al-Manama, Bahrain

Telexes: 9336 PROM BN or 7889 PMPO BN

Faxes: +973 533033

Salutation: Your Excellency

COPIES TO: diplomatic representatives of Bahrain accredited to your country.

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