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Bahrain: Further information on: death penalty / legal concern

, Index number: MDE 11/024/1996

'Ali Ahmad Abed al-Usfur, aged 31, employee in the agriculture ministry, Yousef Hussein 'Abdelbaki, aged 31, teacher, Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Habil al-Kattab, aged 30, employee in aluminium company: Attempts to bring the three men named above to the Court of Cassation have failed and AI fears that their execution is imminent. The organization has also received further information confirming that their trial by the State Security court fell far short of international standards for fair trial. The organization also fears that the defendants may have been convicted on the basis of confessions extracted under torture.

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