Tag: torture

Profiles in Persecution: Elyas AlMulla

Profiles in Persecution: Elyas AlMulla

Elyas AlMulla is a Bahraini citizen who was arrested, tortured to extract a confession, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. AlMulla remains in Jau Prison despite severe health problems caused by cancer and exacerbated by prison authorities’ denial of consistent access to necessary medical care. Security forces arrested AlMulla […]

On “Bahraini Women’s Day,” ADHRB stands with Bahrain’s WHRDs

On “Bahraini Women’s Day,” ADHRB stands with Bahrain’s WHRDs

Today, 1 December, is “Bahraini Women’s Day,” a holiday set by the government to honor women’s “contributions in accelerating the national development wheel in the various fields and levels.” Though a positive rhetorical sentiment, the authorities have continued to target Bahraini women human rights defenders (WHRDs) with arbitrary detention, travel […]

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Marhoon

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Marhoon

Ebrahim Marhoon was a student at the University of Bahrain until his arrest in November 2013. He was disappeared, tortured, stripped of his nationality, and denied medical care by the Bahraini authorities. The government is currently holding him in Jau Prison, Bahrain’s main long-term detention facility which is notorious for […]

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 […]

ADHRB Marks World Children’s Day 2017

ADHRB Marks World Children’s Day 2017

Today, 20 November 2017, marks the 63rd celebration of the United Nations (UN) Children’s Day. Established in 1954, World/Universal Children’s Day aims to encourage and empower children across the world, to promote international togetherness and awareness among children, and improve children’s welfare. Today also serves as the anniversary of the […]