Boris Johnson: Make sure Bahrain’s torture victims are not executed

  Urgent – Maher's execution could be carried out at any time. Act now!

Maher Abbas al-Khabbaz was beaten, whipped and deprived of food and water after he was arrested in 2013. He was told that he would be subjected to further torture if he refused to confess to the murder of a policeman.

In 2014, the court sentenced him to death based on ‘confessions’ that had been extracted through torture.

Only broken justice systems use torture-tainted ‘confessions’ to secure convictions. That is why we are calling on the Prime Minister to make sure that torture victims like Maher have their death sentences overturned and their allegations of torture investigated.

Will you call on the Prime Minister to ask the Bahraini authorities to stop the execution of torture victims like Maher?

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To UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

We, the undersigned, call on the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ask that the Bahraini government impose an immediate moratorium on the death penalty and order an independent investigation into allegations of torture and forced confessions by those on death row in Bahrain.

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