Profile in Persecution: Hasan Hameed Meshaimea

Hasan Hameed Meshaimea was 25 years old when he was warrantlessly arrested in a pool by masked police officers. He was then subjected to physical and psychological torture and forced to confess. He is currently held at Dry Dock Detention Center where he is still awaiting the judgment of his trial. On 1 October 2020,[…]

New US Ambassador to Bahrain Steven Bondy Must Put Human Rights at the Center of US Agenda

On December 18, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed Steven C. Bondy to be the next US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain is an egregious and unrepentant abuser of the human rights of its own people according to the US State Department and major human rights monitoring organizations. “In the wake of President[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Ahmed Hadi Hasan

Sayed Ahmed Hadi Hasan was a 20-year-old Bahraini student, attending his first semester at the University of Bahrain in the hopes of becoming an industrial electrician, when he was arrested from the AlGhuraifa area. Since his detention, Sayed Ahmed has suffered torture and religious discrimination at the hands of the Bahraini authorities. He remains at[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Ebrahim AlZaki

Ali Ebrahim AlZaki was a 20-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested while seeking medical treatment. He was tortured from that moment on until his forced confession. He is currently held in Jau Prison, where he faces mistreatment and medical negligence. Ali AlZaki was arrested on 19 April 2014 at AlBudaiya Health Center. Authorities surrounded[…]

Open Letter to President Biden: The Summit for Democracy

Open Letter to President Biden                                                                                           December 6, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: On the eve of the Summit for Democracy, I am writing this open letter to you to propose a new and transformative path forward for the United States and[…]