Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Lawyers attempt to save Abdul finishes on 24th July 2014
15 July, 2014
Abdul is being persued for his international Human Rights work and exposing on T.V. what is going on in the “Arab Spring.” Please support Abdul as his case shows how the Khalifa regime works. Abdul is in Frankfurt Prison, Maine, Number 1. He will be tortured to confess to the offences for which he has been acquitted or new offences if extradited. His wife Fatima and four children are in a refugee camp in Trier, Germany. This is urgent. Janet
Abdul Ilah Al Mahoozi was detained on 10th July 2014 at Frankfurt Airport. He is t
hreatened with deportation to Bahrain by 24th July for offences for which he has been acquitted.
Abdul is a 33 year old architect who worked for the Manama Municipality. He is married to Fatima and has four children. A building collapsed on 11th January 2013 and killed migrant workers. He had already fined the owner stating the building was unsafe and should not house workers.
There have been many buildings collapsing in Manama with workers killed and the health and safety record in the city is poor.
Abdul was charged with the manslaughter of the migrant workers but acquitted on 6th March 2013. Other defendants were jailed. On 14th March 2013 the Bahrain Government put out a red notice on him for the same offence, although he had already been cleared. He was acquitted by the First Criminal Court in Case 1982/2013 and is innocent.
He was also accused of being a member of the Al Imam Army and acquitted of that in Case 2013/6254. The Fourth High Criminal Court issued a final and unappealable verdict on 3rd November 2013 stating that Abdul was innocent of any charges.
The Bahrain Government is persueing Abdul because he is a human rights activist who works in Iraq and Iran and has often appeared on television talking about the Arab Spring. This illegal warrant for his arrest aims to stop Abdul practising his freedom of speech and supporting Bahrainis fighting for freedom and democracy. The Government thinks that anyone asking for changes and democracy is attacking the Khalifa regime and inciting violence and hatred. They are unfortunately supported by the US and UK Governments who pretend to see non-existent reform.
The Public Prosecution should state that Abdul Ilah Al Mahoozi has been acquitted of all the offences and request Interpol to release him as the arrest request is no longer valid.
The Bahrain Government must start to practice justice and equality in the law, so that those who have committed torture and killed civilians should be imprisoned and the largely innocent victims freed. The Crown Prince received a list of 1200 priority prisoners to be freed from the U.N. but nothing has happened.
I hope you will campaign for Abdul. Dr Wolfgang Koberer is the lawyer who will handle the Interpol case and is an expert in this field. Tim Kliebe, will handle the asylum case. Please write to your M.P., M.E.P. or Congressman about Abdul.
You can also contact The Bahrain Minister of Interior and the German Home Secretary.
Time is short, Abdul needs to win his case for asylum by 24th July 2014. Yours Sincerely, Janet Salmon
I have campaigned for Bahraini detainees for 3,5 years.