Mohammed Abdulla Tajer, Sentenced 23rd April

Mohamed Abdulla Tajer, (25) Lawyer Mohamed Tajer’s cousin has been detained since August 6th 2013 and will be sentenced on 23rd April 2014. He is charged with attacking the police. The person who accused him and the other defendants is an officer at the police station. The police accusations are based on secret sources and therefore difficult for the defence lawyers to question. The police officer brought the person he claimed was the victim of the attack to identify Mohammed which he did, as is always the case.

The other defendants Sayed Ali, (34) Sayed Hussain (36) and Mohamed Oun Ali (26) are from the same area so Mohammed so knows them slightly. Mohamed Tajer the lawyer has tried to see his client Mohammed three times, but failed. On 2nd December he denied all charges and said he was tortured to confess. The Prosecutor said he couldn’t drop all the charges against Mohammed or the fact he’d been tortured, but offered to state he’s been punched ONE TIME. After 2nd December 2013 session he was forced to sign more papers to incriminate himself to avoid further torture.

Mohamed has hemorrhoids and needs an operation but the Prison Authorities won’t allow It. The only treatment he gets is painkillers. When he attended Salmanya Hospital he was told he needed medicine, a proper diet and salt and water baths –impossible in the overcrowded, unhygienic prison environment. He is a quiet, reserved young man who is being attacked to put pressure on his relative who works as a
human rights lawyer. There are many prisoners with medical problems that remain untreated. Please help Mohammed by getting the US and UK Governments to put on pressure.