Bahrain

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Jawad Sarhan

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Jawad Sarhan

Ebrahim Jawad Sarhan is a Bahraini attorney. On 23 May 2017 he was contacted by the Lebanese broadcaster Al Mayadeen for an interview on the violent dispersal of sit-in protesters gathered around the home of Sheikh Isa Qassim. Sarhan limited his comments to legal aspects of the issue, noting that […]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali al-Sahlawi

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali al-Sahlawi

On 14 March 2010, Bahraini security forces shot Husain Ali al-Sahlawi as he was leaving his grandmother’s house. Several shotgun blasts of birdshot were fired at him and he was wounded by pellets in over 70 locations. Witnesses to the attack took him to the home of Ebrahim al-Demestani, who […]

Further Arbitrary Harassment of Detained Human Rights Defender Ebtesam al-Saegh

Further Arbitrary Harassment of Detained Human Rights Defender Ebtesam al-Saegh

29 September 2017 – Today the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) have learned that detained human rights defender Ebtesam al-Saegh has been subjected to further arbitrary harassment by authorities at Isa Town Women’s Detention Center, where she has […]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Mohamed al-Arab

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Mohamed al-Arab

Ahmed Mohamed al-Arab is a 25-year-old nursing student who is currently being held in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. Since security forces detained him on 9 January 2014, he has suffered torture as well as degrading treatment that has compromised his health and his dignity. He has received multiple injuries that have […]