American citizens for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls at the King of Saudi Arabia to shuttle the loss of life sentences of Bahraini voters, Jaafar Mohamed Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer, whose loss of life sentences have been upheld by way of the Saudi Splendid Courtroom on 6 April 2022. They’ve exhausted all prison treatments, and their judgments were raised to the King who can both ratify the judgment, shuttle it, or pardon them. This leaves Sadeq and Jaafar, two torture sufferers, at approaching possibility of execution. Simplest two months in the past, Saudi Arabia had finished 81 people in sooner or later. A lot of the ones finished, in a similar fashion to Jaafar and Sadeq, had suffered gross truthful trial and due procedure rights violations which in the long run ended in their conviction and extrajudicial execution. ADHRB implores that Jaafar and Sadeq don’t meet the similar destiny.
On 8 Might 2015, King Fahd Causeway Customs Saudi government arrested each Sadeq and Jaafar and seized their automotive with out presenting an arrest warrant or offering a explanation why for his or her arrest. Sadeq and Jaafar have been then taken to the Common Investigation Jail in Dammam, Saudi Arabia the place they have been positioned in solitary confinement for just about 4 months. Whilst being held incommunicado, their folks consulted other entities to find the whereabouts in their kids, to no avail.
In courtroom, Jaafar informed the legal professional that he used to be tortured and threatened with the usage of violent reprisals towards his circle of relatives; all the way through his detention, Jaafar used to be transferred to the health facility for ten days on account of the torture he used to be subjected to. In a similar way, Sadeq knowledgeable his folks that he used to be bodily abused, and recounted being slapped within the face and threatened with additional solitary confinement when he refused to signal a confession. All through the interrogation length, Saudi government didn’t permit their legal professional to satisfy with Sadeq and Jaafar. The due procedure rights of Jaafar and Sadeq have been additional violated, as they weren’t given sufficient time to adequately get ready for the trial nor have been they allowed to offer proof.
Following a tribulation marred by way of critical due procedure violations, the Specialised Felony Courtroom of Saudi Arabia sentenced each Jaafar Mohammad Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer to loss of life on 7 October 2021. In spite of interesting the result in their trial, their verdicts have been upheld. Moreover, Sadeq and Jaafar have been sentenced to existence imprisonment by way of a Bahraini courtroom at the similar fees for which they have been sentenced to loss of life in Saudi Arabia, previous to the issuance of the Saudi judgment. In spite of this, neither Saudi nor Bahraini government have spoke back to requests urging coordination between respective government with the intention to go back Sadeq and Jaafar to Bahrain to have them serve their existence sentence.
Given the hot determination of the Saudi Splendid Courtroom to uphold their loss of life sentences, each males at the moment are liable to execution at any second. Accordingly, ADHRB calls with the maximum urgency for the Saudi government to shuttle the loss of life sentences of Jaafar Mohammad Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer. Quick motion should be taken coordinate with the related Bahraini government to go back each males to Bahrain, and all allegations of torture should be correctly investigated with a view of protecting perpetrators responsible. Additional, in mild of the Saudi govt’s endured and alarming use of mass executions following grossly unfair trials, ADHRB urges the Saudi govt to abolish its use of capital punishment, because the loss of life penalty contravenes elementary human rights.