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Bahrain: Further information on: Fear of torture / legal concern: Ahmad al-Shamlan

, N° d'index: MDE 11/013/1996

On 5 May 1996 the State Security Court acquitted the above, a 54-year-old lawyer and writer, of charges of possessing and acquiring literature containing false information and distributing such information. He had previously been released pending trial.

EXTERNAL AI Index: MDE 11/13/96
8 May 1996
Further information on UA 29/96 (MDE 11/03/96, 8 February 1996) and follow-ups
(MDE 11/10/96, 18 April and MDE 11/12/96, 23 April) - Fear of Torture / Legal
Concern
BAHRAINAhmad al-Shamlan, aged 54, lawyer
On 5 May 1996 the State Security Court acquitted lawyer and writer Ahmad
al-Shamlan of charges of possessing and acquiring literature containing false
information, and distributing such information. He had previously been
released pending trial.
No further action by the UA Network is requested. Thankyou to all who sent
appeals.

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