Amnesty: Student Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab Electrocuted, His Toenails Pulled Off

2017-04-02 - 10:48 م

Bahrain Mirror: Information received by Amnesty revealed that detainee Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab has been tortured during his 26 days of interrogation, including having his toenails pulled off, given electric-shocks and beaten.

He says that an officer from the Public Prosecution Office came to where he was being held and forced him to sign a "confession" while blindfolded. He says he was kept on his own in a room where officers would come to interrogate and beat him.

Amnesty international issued an urgent appeal to save student Al-Arab from the torture he is being subjected to in the notorious CID and pre-trial detention center after he was arrested on February 9, 2017.

The organization urged the Bahraini authorities to "order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into Ali al-Arab's torture allegations - including an examination by a medical expert acting in accordance with professional independence."

It also called on the government to ensure he has access to any medical care he requires and is not subjected to further torture or other ill-treatment and grant Ali Al-Arab immediate access to his lawyer and adequate facilities to prepare a defence, including access to all evidence held by the prosecution.

According to Amnesty International's information, when Ali Al-Arab arrived at Dry Dock prison on 7 March he was taken to the prison's administration office and told to kiss the boot of an officer. When he refused, he was repeatedly beaten on both legs. Due to the pain in his legs, he had difficulty standing and was only able to pray while sitting down. Later that day, he was seen being taken in a wheelchair to the prison clinic. Witnesses have also reported seeing Ali Al-Arab's toenails growing back from the nail root.

Arabic Version    

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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