Two Bahraini Men at Imminent and Renewed Risk of Execution

Mohamed Ramadhan Issa Ali Hussain and Hussain Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed are at imminent risk of execution following the execution of three men on 15 January 2017.

Their death sentences were upheld by the Court of Cassation on 16 November 2015 and have been passed to the King who has the authority to ratify the sentences, commute them or grant a pardon. Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa are now at imminent and renewed risk of execution. After a nearly seven-year hiatus, Bahrain resumed executions on 15 January when it executed three men whose death sentences, in a grossly unfair trial, were confirmed by the Court of Cassation on 9 January and speedily ratified by the King.

Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa were sentenced to death on 29 December 2014 for the killing of a policeman, who died in a bomb explosion in al-Deir, a village northeast of Manama, on 14 February 2014. Their trial was grossly unfair and relied on forced “confessions”. Both men did not have access to their lawyers during their interrogation at the Criminal Investigations Directorate, where Amnesty International continues to document the use of torture and other ill-treatment, and later told their lawyers that they had been tortured in the first few days following their arrest in February 2014. Mohamed Ramadhan said that he had been detained incommunicado and beaten and given electric shocks to force him to “confess” but were unsuccessful. Hussain Ali Moosa said he was coerced to “confess” and incriminate Mohamed Ramadhan after being suspended by his limbs from the ceiling, given electric-shocks and beaten repeatedly for several days.

Despite the two men’s lawyers lodging complaints with the Special investigations Unit within the Public Prosecution regarding the two men’s torture allegations, they received no response. Mohamed Ramadhan’s wife and a US-based NGO also lodged complaints with the Ombudsman’s office but it failed to investigate his torture allegations for two years and his wife has not been informed about the conclusion of its investigation.

Call, write, tweet - take action.
Call, write, tweet – take action.

We are calling on you to urgently telephoneand write to the Bahraini representatives in your country urging them to:

  • Commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa and all other death sentences and establish an official moratorium on executions;
  • Order the full retrial of both men, that fully complies with international fair trial standards, which exclude the use of evidence obtained under torture, and promptly, adequately and effectively investigate their allegations of torture.

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We urge the King of Bahrain and @khaled_bin_ali to commute the death sentences of Mohamed and Hussain

Phone & Write

Below are the contact details for Bahraini embassies in some countries. Please call and send written appeals before February 28. More details on the Urgent Action are available here.

Bahraini Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-KhalifaAmbassador
30 Belgrave Sqaure
London, SW1X 8QB
United Kingdom

Telephone: (+44) 20 7201 9170  // Fax: (+44) 20 7201 9183

Bahraini Embassy in Washington, D.C., United States
Huda Ezra Ebrahim NonooAmbassador
3502 International Drive, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States

Bahraini Embassy in Paris, France
Mohammed Abdulghaffar AbdullahAmbassador
3 bis, place des Etats-Unis
75116 Paris
France

Telephone: (+33) 1 47.23.48.68 // Fax: (+33) 1 47.20.55.75Email: [email protected] // Website: www.mofa.gov.bh/paris/
Salutation: Your Excellency

Bahraini Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
Mr Ahmed Mohamed AldoseriAmbassador
Louizalaan 250
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: (+32) 2 627 00 30 // Fax: (+32) 2 647 22 74Email: [email protected] 
Salutation: Your Excellency

Bahraini Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Mr Ebrahim Mohmood Ahmed AbdullaAmbassador
Klingelhöfer Strasse 7
10785 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: (+49) 30-86 87 77 77 // Fax: (+49) 30-86 87 77 88Email: [email protected] // 
Salutation: Your Excellency

Bahraini Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
Dr Ebrahim Yusuf Al-AbdullahAmbassador
Likbahar Mah. 612 No.10 Oran
Cnkaya
Ankara
Turkey

Telephone: (+90) 312 491 2656 / 8 // Fax: (+90) 312 491 2676Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Bahraini Consulate General in Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Yusuf Abdul Karim BucheeriConsul General
B.P. 39
1292 Chambésy
Switzerland

Telephone: (+41) 22 758 96 40 // Fax: (+41) 22 758 96 50Email: [email protected] // Website: www.bahrain-mission.ch
Salutation: Your Excellency

If there is no Bahraini embassy in your country, you can send letters to Bahrain’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva:

Yusuf Abdulkarim BucheeriAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative
Bahrain Embassy in Switzerland
Avenue Louis-Casaï 84
1216 Cointrin
Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 758 96 40  // Fax: +41 22 758 96 50Email: [email protected] // Website: http://www.bahrain-mission.ch
Salutation: Your Excellency