Profile in Persecution: Sadeq AbdAli AlAsfoor

Updated Profile- Sadeq AbdAli AlAsfoor was only 20 years old when he was arrested. Since his arrest, Sadeq was convicted in an unfair trial and has been subjected to torture which harmed his physical and psychological health. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jau prison, where he is currently held, Sadeq contracted the[…]

Whitewashing Women’s Rights Violations: The Participation of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women in the Gender Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum, organized by UN Women, is taking place in Paris between June 30 and July 2, 2021. Working alongside civil society, the Forum is a global gathering focused on discussing and promoting gender equality all over the world. The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) in Bahrain reported on January 30, 2021 that[…]

Italian MPs Urge Bahrain’s King Hamad to Release Political Prisoners, Uphold Human Rights in Recent Letter

Several members of the Italian Parliament sent a letter to the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.The purpose of this letter was for the members of parliament (MPs) to “express [their] deep concerns over the fate of the prisoners of conscience and the human rights defenders currently held in the prisons of the[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Jaber Radhi

Ahmed Jaber Radhi is a 24-year-old Bahraini citizen from Jidhafs who used to work as a restaurant accountant before his arrest in August 2018. Wrongfully accused of engaging in terrorist activity despite presenting exculpatory evidence, Ahmed was convicted and sent to Jau Prison to carry out his sentence. There, he contracted COVID-19 as a result[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mazen Mansoor AlWanna

Mazen Mansoor AlWanna was a 35-year-old traffic and insurance broker when he was arrested during a raid to his home in January 2013. Tortured into confessing and forced to sign papers without knowing their content, Mazen was convicted with seven others in a terrorism case known as the ‘Imam Army Cell’. In Jau Prison, Mazen’s[…]