Tortured to “confess”; two pro-democracy activists face execution
Urge Bahraini government to halt executions
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Activists face execution
In 2011, Hussain Ali Moosa and Mohamed Ramadhan took part in an uprising against the Bahraini monarchy. Three years later in 2014, they were sentenced to death for killing a policeman. The main piece of evidence used during the trial was Hussain Ali Moosa’s forced “confession” extracted from him under torture. This “confession” was also used to incriminate Mohamed Ramadhan.
In 2018, new evidence of torture of the two men was brought forward and the trial was put under review. As a result, the death sentences were overturned pending review by the High Criminal Court of Appeal.
But last week, the High Criminal Court of Appeal voted to uphold the death sentences. The men should never have been convicted on the basis of a so-called “confession”. Will you email Bahrain's Minister of Justice now and demand he halt the execution?
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Despite Bahraini government's own evidence, the court system has decided to put two men to death. This is a dangerous precedent in the country’s history of contempt of due legal process.
The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment, Amnesty opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception. Additionally - since 1973,166 people have been exonerated from death row on grounds of innocence.
We must stand together against the death penalty. Will you join us and urge the Bahraini authorities to call off Hussain and Mohamed’s executions and end the death penalty forever?
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