One year ago today, Bahrain executed three men who were arrested in the wake of protests and tortured into ‘confessions.’ Their names were Ali Al-Singrace, Abbas Al-Samea, and Sami Mushaima.
Ali, Abbas, and Sami were the first prisoners to be put to death by the Bahraini authorities since 2010. In the year since their executions, the size of Bahrain’s death row has doubled, and at least two men face imminent execution on charges related to their attendance at political protests. The Bahraini authorities have also engaged in reprisals against rights activists and their families.
Among those potentially facing execution are Mohammed Ramadan, a police officer and father of three, was tortured and sentenced to death for attending a pro-democracy protest.