Tag: Children & Youth

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Shajjar

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Shajjar

Fadhel Abbas Shajjar is an 18-year-old Bahraini prisoner currently held in New Dry Dock Detention Center. He was arbitrarily arrested and subjected to torture as a minor. On 17 April 2016, Fadhel was arrested after 16 masked men in civilian clothing raided his home in Karbabad. The men raided the […]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hadi Ahmed

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hadi Ahmed

Sayed Hadi Ahmed is a minor being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Dry Dock Detention Center, meant only for adult populations. He was 15 at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. At midnight on 13 December 2016, Sayed Hadi was asleep at his […]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Ali Saleh

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Ali Saleh

Sayed Ali Saleh is a minor who is being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. He was a 15 year-old student at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. Sayed Ali was arrested on 27 November 2015 by plainclothes officers for driving a […]

Saudi Girls Can Attend Gym Class, but Guardianship Still Lurks

Saudi Girls Can Attend Gym Class, but Guardianship Still Lurks

On Tuesday 11 July, the Saudi Ministry of Education (MoE) announced that schools will provide physical education classes to girls for the first time in the kingdom’s history. This development marks a rare, if slight loosening of the restrictions placed on women in one of the world’s most restrictive societies. […]