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ADHRB Launches Campaign to Punish Bahraini Interior Minister under "Magnitsky" Law

2023-02-22 - 8:11 p

Bahrain Mirror: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said that it seeks to punish Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa under the "Magnitsky" law.

The United States issues sanctions against perpetrators of crimes that violate human rights. Sanctions were issued against 19 Saudi individuals in 2018 and 2021 for their involvement in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

The organization launched a campaign entitled "Prosecute Him" aiming at holding the minister responsible and removing him from post being "the main person responsible for the horrific violations of human rights towards political prisoners."

The campaign highlights "the cases of six political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, including opposition leaders. They are the most prominent examples among hundreds of Bahraini victims who were subjected to the worst types of torture, unfair trial procedures, and other horrific violations that the United Nations Special Procedures offices considered potentially amounting to crimes against humanity, all under the supervision and approval and even, sometimes, in the presence of the Minister of Interior."

The six political prisoners are: human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace, prominent opposition leader Mr. Hasan Mushaima, human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, former Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq Society Shaikh Ali Salman, human rights activist Naji Fateel, and prisoner of conscience Ali Hasan AlAradi.

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