Today is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
This is a post by Reprieve which we are republishing today (26 June 2020) in view of its significance.
Please spare a thought for Husain Moosa and Mohammed Ramadhan. Husain and Mohammed are two victims among thousands in Bahrain’s broken justice system. Reprieve works in Bahrain to challenge the rampant use of torture in cases where it is used to put people like Husain and Mohammed on death row.
Reprieve are asking will you chip in and help them end the use of torture in Bahrain and beyond?
Reprieve are challenging Husain and Mohammed’s death sentences. Their so-called ‘confessions’ are the only evidence used against them – and the Bahraini authorities obtained them using torture. If we win their case in Bahrain’s highest court, we will save their lives and have the chance to set a game-changing precedent in the small country, signalling that torture can never lead to justice.
This case isn’t easy. Proving to Bahraini courts that their own justice system failed Husain and Mohammed requires a lot of creativity and time from our investigators, lawyers and campaigners. And that’s why I need your help to keep this work going.
If you visit the Reprieve site you will be able to contribute – even a small amount will help.
See some of our previous stories about Bahrain: