Mr.Mohammed Al-Tajer a prominent lawyer was arrested from his home on the 15th of April 2011.
Mr. Al-Tajer appeared in front of the Military Court on Thursday the 16th of June 2011, where he was charged with the following accusations: Inciting hatred towards the regime, spreading propaganda, tendentious news and the public incitement to kidnap and harm security men.
The third court hearing for Al-Tajer is on the 23th June 2011.
Mr.Mohammed Al-Tajer contributed in the defence of human rights activists, political activists and demonstrators since the year 2008.
Mr. Al-Tajer was a primary information source in relation to the ill-treatments in custody.
On the 13th of October 2009, Mr.Al-Tajer was the head of a body defending political and human rights activists from the village of Karzakan, whom were accused of killing a policeman. The court acquitted the defendants after their ill-treatment in custody was proven.
On the 16th of December 2009, Mr.Al-Tajer participated in a seminar held by the British House of Lords regarding the human rights violations in Bahrain, where Al-Tajer confirmed the ill-treatment of the detainees.
In February 2010, Mr.Al-Tajer was granted the “Person of the Year” award, that Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society – An Islamic opposition society – presents annually to public figures whom accomplished achievements in Bahrain.
In December 2010, Mr.Al-Tajer was able to prove the innocence of the defendants accused of assaulting the chief editor of Al-Wattan Bahraini Newspaper (a pro-government newspaper) after proving the falsehood of their statements that were forcefully taken, and the pro-government newspaper launched a media campaign against the defendants.
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding Mr.Mohammed Al-Tajer’s health condition, and believes that Al-Tajer’s arrest and trial were due to his role in revealing the torture and ill-treatment in custody, and the BYSHR demands from the international organisations and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to take immediate action.