Documento - 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

Distr: UA/SC

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.


His Highness

Al-Shaikh 'Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa

Office of His Highness the Amir

P.O. Box 555

The Amiri Court

Rifa'a Palace

Rifa'a, Bahrain

Telexes: 8666 Qasar, BN 8500 Qasar BN

Telegrams: His Highness the Amir, Manama, Bahrain

Faxes: +973 668884

Salutation: Your Highness

His Excellency

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


His Excellency

Al-Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa

Prime Minister of Bahrain

PO Box 1000, Manama, Bahrain

Faxes:+973 533033

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.

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