Alwaght- Human Rights Watch condemned Bahraini regime over kidnapping an activist who has been taken away by security forces for over two weeks.
Sayed Alawi has been held incommunicado and security officials denied him any contact with his family or any access to lawyer. The monarchy has not still brought any official charges against the activist.
The human rights group condemned Manama for hiding information on his whereabouts or conditions and also slammed the fact that the activist is being “kept out of the protection of law”.
“Whatever charges Alawi is going to face, his chances of a fair trial look very low and his family’s concerns for his well-being are absolutely justified,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
The 43-year-old activist, who works for the telecommunications company Batelco, was arrested on October 24.
Alawi’s wife, Majida Nasser, told Human Rights Watch that his family has been seeking to learn about his whereabouts, but regime authorities have either refused to provide any replies or offered contradictory and apparently inaccurate information.
Nasser said the family is aware that Alawi has been exposed to torture during detention, expressing concern for her husband’s health condition.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain to assist the Manama regime in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s brutal crackdown.