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Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed and Ali AlArab

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed and Ali AlArab

Ahmed AlArab, 27, and Ali AlArab, 25, are two cousins respectively facing life imprisonment and the death penalty in Bahrain. They were arbitrarily detained and tortured over allegations stemming from the escape of a group of individuals from Jau Prison on 1 January 2017, and various other criminal charges. Ahmed […]

Maryam al-Khawaja Discusses Bahrain’s Human Rights Movement at Georgetown Law

Maryam al-Khawaja Discusses Bahrain’s Human Rights Movement at Georgetown Law

On 2 February 2018, marking the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, Bahraini human rights defender Maryam al-Khawaja spoke at the Georgetown University Law Center with journalist Mehdi Hasan and Egyptian activist Mohamed Sultan, addressing the current impact of […]

Profiles in Persecution: Moosa Abdulla Jaafar

Profiles in Persecution: Moosa Abdulla Jaafar

Moosa Abdulla Jaafar is a former student who was harassed by the Bahraini police, tortured, and sentenced to death in an unfair trial. He is currently in Jau Prison, at risk of execution. On 26 April 2016, plainclothes police officers arrested Moosa on the street in Karranah. The officers provided […]

After the Corruption Purge Saudi Royals Will See Rise in Allowances

After the Corruption Purge Saudi Royals Will See Rise in Allowances

Starting on 4 November 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrested over 200 high profile princes, officials, and businessmen in an anti-corruption purge and detained them at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. After holding them for three months without trial or charge, MBS released over 100 detainees. […]

Bahrain: Maher Al-Khabbaz Awaits Impending Execution Following Flawed Trial

Bahrain: Maher Al-Khabbaz Awaits Impending Execution Following Flawed Trial

On 29 January 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation confirmed the conviction of death row detainee Maher Abbas al-Khabbaz. Because the Court of Cassation is the country’s highest court, he can no longer appeal his death sentence, and his execution is now at the discretion of the king. The court’s decision […]