27 Jul 2020
IRCT joins 15 Rights Groups to Issue Appeal to the King of Bahrain

King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain should commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa.

IRCT joins 15 Rights Groups to Issue Appeal to the King of Bahrain

Mohamed Ramadan (left) and Ali Moosa (right). © Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy

16 international and Bahraini rights groups demand the king to stop the death sentences in a joint letter to the King. The men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.

The two men were sentenced to death in 2014, but the sentence was overturned in 2018 after a previously undisclosed medical report appeared to corroborate Moosa’s torture allegations. Nevertheless, without further investigation and based on the same evidence, the High Criminal Court of Appeal reinstated the convictions and death sentences of Moosa and Ramadan on January 8, 2020, and the Court of Cassation upheld them on July 13, 2020.

We demand that the King of Bahrain commutes the death sentences on the grounds that the men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.


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