Bahraini Leaders: Release health workers currently imprisoned and reverse their sentences.
  • Petitioned His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa

This petition was delivered to:

King of Bahrain
His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
Minister of Interior
Shaikh Rashid bin ‘Abdullah Al Khalifa
Minister for Justice and Islamic Affairs
Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.

Bahraini Leaders: Release health workers currently imprisoned and reverse their sentences.

    1. Sponsored by

      Amnesty International Australia

During anti-government protests in Bahrain, nurse Roula al-Saffar was incarcerated and tortured by the Bahraini government for treating injured protesters. Roula described what happened to her:

“A woman officer entered the room and said ‘I will blindfold you and I will deal with you now’. Then three men entered the room and started hitting me… She had an electric device in each hand and hit me with it on both sides of my head at the same time. I felt dizzy and lost consciousness. I don’t remember what happened straight after. Then they took me to another room and one of them called me a whore and insulted my family… On the third day she gave me electric shocks again and she asked if I went to the strike. Another woman started slapping me. She cut my hair with scissors. Then they burned my hair on the sides. They hit me and sexually harassed me by putting their hands all over my body… This continued for four or five days.”

While Roula has been released on appeal, five other health professionals remain in Bahraini prisons: Ali ‘Esa Mansoor al-‘Ekri, Ebrahim ‘Abdullah Ebrahim, Sa’eed Mothaher Habib Al Samahiji, Mahmood Asghar ‘Abdulwahab and Dhia Ibrahim Ja’far.

Together, we must demand Bahrain release the remaining health professionals. Sign our petition to Bahraini leaders to demand the immediate release of the five other health workers currently imprisoned, and the reversal of their sentences.

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    Reasons for signing

      • about 1 year ago

      Freedom for those who are caring for others..................

    • David Powis LORN, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      basic human rights issues

      • about 1 year ago

      To remove the love that these health workers give to others daily is to reduce the country that has done this incarceration to no more than dust. The people of this world will brush the dust away the country will not be seen as human.

      • over 1 year ago

      Imprisoning your tomorrows life saver- your child, parent, relative, friend and moreso YOU will one day need their medical attention, who will you turn too for help when they are battered behind bars!

    • Mary Szumylo AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Fair & justly rights & Democracy for Humanity and for the good of the respectful and caring nursing profession helping others in medical need. Nurses have a duty of care to everybody without any limitations of discrimination. Please release these gentle angels trained and qualified medically and who show great care compassion, empathy, tolerance & care without being judgmental.


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