Document - Further information on UA 406/93 (MDE 11/05/93, 18 November) - Bahrain: fear of forcible exile: Dr 'Abd al-'Aziz Rashid al-Rashid
EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: MDE 11/06/93
22 November 1993
Further information on UA 406/93 (MDE 11/05/93, 18 November 1993) - Fear of Forcible Exile
BAHRAIN:Dr 'Abd al-'Aziz Rashid al-Rashid
Amnesty International has learned that Dr 'Abd al-'Aziz Rashid al-Rashid, a Bahraini national, was forcibly exiled from Bahrain to the United Arab Emirates on 20 November 1993.
The Syrian authorities refused to allow him entry on 19 November as he had no valid travel documents and sent him back to Bahrain. There he was confined to the airport for 24 hours before being given a passport valid for one year and put on a flight to the United Arab Emirates.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes and airmail letters in English or your own language:
- expressing regret at the forcible exile of Dr 'Abd al-'Aziz Rashid al-Rashid in contravention of international human rights standards;
- urging the authorities to reconsider their decision and to allow him and all other Bahraini nationals who have been forcibly exiled to return to Bahrain.
1) 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 778884
2) His Excellency
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 276337 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
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 3 January 1994.