Tag: torture

Bahrain’s Miscarriage of Justice in Sentencing 57 Jau Prisoners

Bahrain’s Miscarriage of Justice in Sentencing 57 Jau Prisoners

Washington, DC – On Monday, 25 January 2016, Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced that a court had sentenced 57 men to additional 15-year jail terms for their alleged involvement in the Jau Prison riots last March. The prosecutor accused the men of having “unleashed acts of chaos, riots and rebellion inside […]

Bahrain Sentences 57 Jau Prisoners to Additional Jail Terms

Bahrain Sentences 57 Jau Prisoners to Additional Jail Terms

On Monday, 25 January 2016, Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced that a court had sentenced 57 men to additional 15-year jail terms for their alleged involvement in the Jau Prison riots last March. The prosecutor accused the men of having “unleashed acts of chaos, riots and rebellion inside (prison) buildings,” and […]

UAE Court Formally Charges Salim al-Aradi

UAE Court Formally Charges Salim al-Aradi

On Monday, 18 January 2016, after almost a year and a half of detention, an Emirati court has formally charged Salim al-Aradi with two counts of “providing financial support for, and cooperating with, terrorist groups.” When police first arrested al-Aradi, a dual Canadian-Libyan citizen, they did not provide any reason […]

UAE Charges Tortured US Citizens with Terrorism

UAE Charges Tortured US Citizens with Terrorism

20 January 2016 – After holding them for more than 500 days without charge, an Emirati court charged Libyan-American citizens Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat with providing material support to Libyan organizations allegedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday. The court charged the al-Darats along with two other Libyan nationals, […]

Concern for Activist Fadhel Radhi if He Is Sent Back to Bahrain

Concern for Activist Fadhel Radhi if He Is Sent Back to Bahrain

Bahrain has demanded that the International Criminal Police Commission take steps to extradite activist Fadhel Radhi back to Bahrain. Armenian authorities detained Radhi on 1 January 2016 following his escape from Bahrain, where he was sentenced to seven years in prison for “political and arbitrary” reasons. A number of human […]