Bahrain: NGOs strongly condemn Death Penalty

16 December 2015 – On 16 November 2015, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa, two Bahrainis condemned to capital punishment despite having been subjected to torture and ill-treatment by the authorities, and tried without due process or impartiality. The decision finalizes their convictions and in the absence of a royal pardon, the government will carry out their execution at any time.

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), together with international Human Rights NGOs, strongly condemn the use of the death penalty, especially relying substantially on confessions obtained via torture and under duress. This is in direct violation of International Human Rights Law. The undersigned NGOs call on the Bahraini government to immediately commute all death sentences and look into the torture and ill-treatment allegations committed against Mr Ramadan and Mr Moosa.

Please find the full NGO statement here: Death Penalty in Bahrain

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