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#Bahrain : 16-Year-Old Children Reportedly Beaten in Prison then Moved to Solitary Confinement

#Bahrain : 16-Year-Old Children Reportedly Beaten in Prison then Moved to Solitary Confinement | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Jehad Sadeq and Mustafa Al Muqdad are reportedly two of at least 8 youth the detained president of the BCHR, Nabeel Rajab, reported witnessing their torture.

On the 14 of May 2013, Bahraini top activist, Nabeel Rajab, stated in a telephone call from jail that he witnessed the torture of young political prisoners by the guards in Jaw prison and asked his wife to request that the ICRC visit him so he can report what he saw. That night he was removed from his cell (Read: http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=419724 ;).

Further reports from Bahrain’s Jaw prison identified some of the youth that were reportedly tortured that day, amongst them two children, Jehad Sadeq and Mustafa Al Muqdad. To conceal what had happened, they were removed from their cells and put in solitary confinement. Their family reported that they have not received any calls from their sons for more than a week now. Jehad did not attend his scheduled appeal hearing on the 21st of May 2013.....

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Two Bahraini children sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

Two Bahraini children sentenced to 10 years imprisonment | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

BCHR: Two Bahraini children Ebrahim Al Muqdad and Jehad Sadeq were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment based on confessions reportedly extracted under torture. Both children have already been in prison for more than 8 months.

On 4 April 2013, the High Criminal Court issued a verdict sentencing Jehad Sadeq Aziz Salman (16 years old) and Ebrahim Ahmed Radi al-Moqdad (15 years old) to 10 years imprisonment under the vague terrorism law for alleged charges of “burning an armoured vehicle”, along with another five persons who were sentenced between 10 and 15 years imprisonment. The families were not allowed into the courtroom for the reading of the verdict. Ebrahim and Jehad were tried at the criminal court instead of a juvenile court. Lawyer Zahra Masood, who represented Jehad Sadeq in this case wrote:.....

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