Bahrain: LRWC and eight other NGOs signed on to a Letter of Allegation prepared by the U.K.-based Media Legal Defence Initiative, on behalf of three journalists in Bahrain. Journalist Mohammed Hassan was arrested 31 July and released 3 October; photographer Hussain Hubail was arrested 31 July; and, cameraman Qassim Zain Aldeen was arrested 2 August. All face trial on charges related to their reporting on protests: calling for illegal gatherings, inciting hatred against the regime, inciting misuse of social media. The joint Letter is addressed to UN Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression and torture and calls for release of Hubail and Zain Aldeen, dismissal of the charges and investigation and remediation of the alleged torture.
Bahrain: Letter of Allegation Regarding Three Journalists in Bahrain | Letter
December 16, 2013