Amnesty International launched a campaign urging the Bahraini authorities to immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of al-Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi and to release him, and calling on them to provide him with prompt and regular access to his family, lawyer and any medical attention he may require and ensure that, pending his release, he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.
Al-Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi has been detained without charge since his arrest in 24 October 2016. He has not had access to a lawyer and only limited contact with his family. The authorities allowed him to make a second phone call to his family on 14 December 2016. After his family repeatedly asked where he was, al-Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi replied that he was at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID). When they asked what he was being charged with, the line went dead. His family have not heard from him since. Despite numerous inquiries made to the authorities and human rights institutions, no information has been given on his fate and whereabouts. Amnesty International is concerned that being detained without access to a lawyer and with only negligible phone contact with his family puts al-Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Awai at risk of torture and other ill-treatment, and that the ongoing denial of information as to his whereabouts could amount to enforced disappearance, Amnesty said.
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