Document - Bahrain: Further information on arbitrary arrests / fear of torture / unlawful killings / health concern: Shaikh 'Abd al-Amir Mansur al-Jamri, 58
EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: MDE 11/12/95
23 June 1995
Further information (5) on UA 85/95 (MDE 11/02/95, 6 April 1995) and follow-ups (MDE 11/03/95, 24 April; MDE 11/08/95, 10 May; MDE 11/10/95, 13 June; MDE 11/11/95, 13 June) - Arbitrary arrests / Fear of torture / Unlawful killings / Health concern
BAHRAINShaikh 'Abd al-Amir Mansur al-Jamri, aged 58
New information concerning Shaikh 'Abd al-Amir Mansur al-Jamri, who has been held without charge or trial since his arrest on 15 April 1995, has renewed Amnesty International's concerns for his health and safety.
Shaikh al-Jamri was reportedly admitted to the military hospital in Bahrain on the 7 June 1995 and remained there for about one week. The precise reasons for his admission to hospital are unknown, although it is believed that he may have a chest infection. He is known to suffer from heart disease.
In addition, new reports suggest that he may have been transferred again to another location in a dry dock area in the southern region of the country. As far as Amnesty International is aware there is no official prison in that area. There are concerns that he may once again be in incommunicado detention.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail letters
- expressing renewed concern about the deteriorating health of Shaikh 'Abd al-Amir al-Jamri and urging that he be given immediate access to independent doctors;
- expressing concern about his continued detention without charge or trial;
- urging that Shaikh 'Abd al-Amir al-Jamri be released promptly unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence and tried in accordance with international standards for a fair trial;
- urging that all detainees arrested in connection with the widespread protests in Bahrain be granted prompt and regular access to their families, lawyers and independent doctors as necessary.
Al-Shaikh 'Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Office of His Highness the Amir
PO 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
Telexes:9572 PSMKT BN or 8333 ALAMAN BN
Telegrams: Minister of Interior, Manama, Bahrain
Faxes:+ 973 276765 or 290526
Salutation: Your Excellency
Al-Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister of Bahrain
PO BOX 1000
Telexes: 9336 PROM BN or 7889 PMPO BN
Faxes: + 973 533033
Telegrams: Prime Minister, al-Manama, Bahrain
Salutation: Your Excellency
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