Bahrain activist, deported by the Netherlands, has been arrested

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A refugee from Bahrain who was deported by the Netherlands last October was arrested on his return and has been held in detention since then, Amnesty International and refugee group VluchtelingenWerk said on Monday. Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh was arrested on terrorism charges and there is ‘strong evidence’ that he has been tortured since his arrest, the human rights campaign groups said. They have now started a letter-writing campaign urging the king of Bahrain to made sure Al-Showaikh has proper access to a lawyer and to release him from jail unless he is ‘promptly charged before a court with a recognisable criminal offence in accordance with international law’.

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