ADHRB urges the HRC to exert pressure on Bahrain to disclose the fate of political prisoners

On 27 September, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 51 under item 4, during the General debate. ADHRB urges the HRC to exert pressure on Bahrain to disclose the fate of political prisoners.

Mr. President,

ADHRB would like to raise concern about the fate of a number of political prisoners in Bahrain’s Jau Prison, whose fate has become unknown till the date this entry was written.

Since the 10th of August 2022, the news of 14 political prisoners (at least) have been cut off from the outer world  and the organization has documented their cases. Communicating with their families whose attempts to reveal their fate failed after communicating with the prison administration and national justice institutions.

Mohammad Jomaa, sentenced to life in prison, Hussain Mohanna, Ammar Abdul Ghani, Hussein Ali Al Sheikh, Mohammad Abdul Jalil, and other political prisoners sentenced on terrorism charges were forced to confess under torture. Their parents are likely that their children’s last contacts before the interruption have become mysterious and suspended, and one of them said that prison officers are taking revenge on him as a result of his activity in exposing human rights violations that occur inside the prison.

Mr. the President, the Government of Bahrain continues to cover up the horrific violations that are occurring inside Jau Prison against political prisoners and deprives them from the most basic of their rights provided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against the torture that Bahrain has signed, so we demand pressure on Bahrain to reveal the fate of the prisoners and comply with the recommendations of the Special Procedures Teams.