Newsletter #92

Head of EBOHR Husain Parweez Subjected to Torture to Extract Confession

Husain Jawad Parweez with his family

On 22 February 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) received confirmed reports that Bahraini authorities tortured Husain Jawad Parweez, a well-known human rights activist and head of the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights, to extract a coerced confession. The undersigned NGOs condemn in the strongest terms the Government of Bahrain’s continued use of torture to extract coerced confessions and call for an immediate investigation into the allegations.

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Updates from the Ground

  • More than 80 people were arrested, including 7 children
  • 25 individuals sentenced to more than 140 years in prison
  • More than 39 trials postponed
  • Dozens of protests and sit-ins took place
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters
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