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King of Bahrain
Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
Office of His Majesty the King
P.O. Box 555
Rifa’a Palace
al-Manama
BAHRAIN

 

Heerhugowaard, datum

 

Your Majesty,

 

Please allow me to express my concern about

 

JEHAD SADEQ AZIZ SALMAN
and
EBRAHIM AHMED RADI AL-MOQDAD

 

These teenage boys were arrested on 23 July 2012 during an anti-government protest in Bilad al-Qadeem. Both were only 15 years old at the time.
Jehad Sadeq Aziz Salman and Ebrahim Ahmed Radi al-Moqdad are tried as adults despite being under the age of 18.
On 4 April 2013, they were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. At this moment they are detained in Jaw prison, Bloc 6, south of capital Manama.

 

I urge you to quash the two boys’ convictions and order a retrial in a court that adheres to the principle that all children must be tried according to the rules of juvenile justice.

 

I also call on you to protect Jehad Sadeq Aziz Salman and Ebrahim Ahmed Radi al-Moqdad from torture and other ill-treatment, ensuring that their allegations of torture are independently investigated and that statements obtained through the use of torture or other ill-treatment should not be accepted in any court proceedings.

 

Thank you for your attention in this important matter.

 

Yours sincerely and respectfully,



 

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