Profile in Persecution: Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali

Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali was a 23-year-old Medical Laboratory Technician at a private laboratory when he was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities on 6 November 2019. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Mohamed is currently detained in Jau Prison. At 2 a.m. on 6 November 2019, officers in military clothing, riot[…]

Loujain AlHathloul Sentenced to 5 Years and 8 Months in Prison for her Activism by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia

28 Dec 2020 – After 958 days in detention, a majority of which was spent in pre-trial detention, Loujain AlHathloul a leading Saudi women’s rights activist was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months in prison in court today by the Specialised Criminal Court (terrorism court). The sentence includes a suspension of 2 years and[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Hasan Al-Jamri

Ali Hasan Al-Jamri was a 17-year-old high school student when he was arrested without a warrant at his family home in January 2020. He was subsequently subjected to enforced disappearance for 37 days before he was able to see his parents. This, however, remains the only time Ali met with his family after his arrest:[…]

Event: Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings in Bahrain

Today, 16 December, the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) held a webinar in commemoration of Martyr’s Day in Bahrain. The event, entitled ‘Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings’, focused on commemorating those who have lost their lives at the hand of the Bahraini government and to condemn extrajudicial killings, as well as[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jaffar Faisal Hashem

Jaffar Faisal Hashem was a 23-year-old factory worker when he was forcefully arrested without a warrant at his grandfather’s house in Jidhafs, Bahrain. He was then forcibly disappeared for 20 days, during which he endured physical and psychological torture and was placed in solitary confinement for the entire duration of the interrogation. Jaffar is one[…]