Bahrain: arbitrary detention / fear of torture

Bahrain: arbitrary detention / fear of torture

Index Number: MDE 11/005/1996
Date Published: 8 March 1996
Categories: Bahrain, Middle East And North Africa

Muna Habib al-Sharrakhi (f), Zahra Salman Hilal (f), Iman Salman Hilal (f), Na'ima 'Abbas (f), Huda Salih al-Jallawi (f), Mariam Ahmad al-Mu'min (f), Zahra 'Abdali (f) and many others: AI fears that the eight women named above, reportedly held in incommunicado detention since their arrest on 29 February 1996, are at risk of torture. The exact reasons for their arrest are unknown but AI believes they may be connected with public calls by the women for the release of political prisoners.

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