Amongst the prisoners of conscience in Bahrain are university students who have not committed any crime. They are innocent. It’s essential to save them. One of the students is Jassim Al Hulaibi. Al Hulaibi was a student at Bahrain Teachers College. He had an excellent academic record. Instead of honoring this student for his excellent conduct and for his academic record, he is now in prison. He has been in prison since more than a year ago and was sentenced to 15 years.
It all started on March 13, 2011 when pro-democracy students protested in the university. Al Hulaibi was not with them. He was injured, and could not go to university. There are medical reports prove that.
On March 27, 2011 police raided Al Hulaibi’s home at 2 am and arbitrarily arrested him. They were beating him as they took him forcefully in the car. His family didn’t know his whereabouts for more than one month. Al Hulaibi was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The charges are: attempting murder, intimidating others, and vandalizing the university on March 13, 2011. Confessions were taken under torture. AL HULAIBI WAS NOT THERE AT UNIVERSITY ON THAT SPECIFIC DAY. He was injured as a result of a government forces attack on a peaceful protest in his neighborhood, and it would be impossible for him to leave to university or to walk with his injured leg.
Al Hulaibi is not the only student wrongly imprisoned in Bahrain. Please help us in freeing Al Hulaibi and other political prisoners.
Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
Office of His Majesty the King
P.O. Box 555
Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama,
Fax: +973 1766 4587
Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah Al
Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs
P. O. Box 450, al-Manama, Bahrain
Fax: +973 1753 1284
Posted: 25 October 2012 (Updated: 14 April 2015)