Arrest and detention of Three Relatives of Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a document expressing “grave concern” to the Bahraini government at the allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of three relatives of Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, as well as death threats and treatment amounting to torture.

Security officers arrested AlWadaei’s brother-in-law Sayed Nazar AlWadaei, mother-in-law Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and maternal cousin Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor in March 2017. They were reportedly targeted in relation to Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei’s human rights work. After days of detention without official charge, the three individuals were presented with terrorism charges, based largely on coerced confessions and “confidential sources”.… Read on ...

Branch Statements

The following UCU London Retired Members Branch statements were written on our behalf by David Binns

  1. Mahdi Abu Dheeb Released, Repression Continues
  2. Bahrain Trade Union Breakthrough, UCU initiated Joint Statement published (29th September 2015)
  3. Bahrain: unions launch campaign against UK failure to act on abuses (24th September 2015)
  4. More on Mahdi Abu Dheeb: News from Amnesty (5th September 2015)
  5. Support Early Day Motion 241 (11th August 2015)
  6. Solidarity with the Teachers of Bahrain: News from Education International (8 July 2015)
  7. UCU Congress debates call for an international union led inquiry into repression in Bahrain (22nd May 2015)
  8. Oppose Opening of British Base in Bahrain!
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