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Bahrain: Further information on arbitrary arrests / fear of torture / unlawful killings: Zahra Salman Hilal (f), and new name: Ahmad Mahdi Salman, her husband

, Index number: MDE 11/010/1995

AI has learned that Zahra Salman Hilal was released from detention on 29 May. She had been held without charge or trial at the Juveniles Prison in Madinat 'Issa. Her husband, Ahmad Mahdi Salman, was arrested in mid-January 1995 and remains in detention.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 11/10/95
Distr: UA/SC
13 June 1995
Further information (3) on 85/95 (MDE 11/02/95, 6 April 1995) and follow-ups
(MDE 11/03/95, 24 April 1995; MDE 11/08/95, 10 May 1995) - Arbitrary arrests/fear
of torture/unlawful killings
BAHRAIN:Zahra Salman Hilal (f), aged 31
New name: Ahmad Mahdi Salman, husband of above
Amnesty International has learned that Zahra Salman Hilal was released from
detention on 29 May. She had been held without charge or trial at the Juveniles
Prison in Madinat 'Issa. Her husband, Ahmad Mahdi Salman, was arrested in
mid-January 1995 and remains in detention.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters:
- welcoming the release of Zahra Salman Hilal;
- urging that all detainees arrested in connection with the widespread protests
in Bahrain, including Ahmad Mahdi Salman, be granted prompt and regular access
to their families, lawyers and independent doctors as necessary;
- urging that these detainees be released promptly unless they are to be charged
with a recognizable criminal offence and tried in accordance with international
standards for fair trial.
APPEALS TO:
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
Minister of Interior
His Excellency
Shaikh Muhammad Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
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
Prime Minister
His Excellency
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
P.O.Box 1000, al-Manama, Bahrain
Telexes: 9336 PROM BN or 7889 PMPO BN
Telegrams: Prime Minister, al-Manama, Bahrain
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Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO: diplomatic representatives of Bahrain accredited
to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the Internatinal Secretariat, or
your section office, if sending appeals after 25 July 1995.

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