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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Yaser Jawad Ahmed

Yaser Jawad Ahmed is a 22-year-old Bahraini who was arrested without a warrant by Bahraini authorities in 2021. He faced various fair trial and due process violations and is currently serving his 3-year sentence in Jau Prison. At 5 a.m. on 26 April 2021, officers from the Ministry of Interior attacked and raided Yaser’s house,[…]

Report: The reality of young convicts in the Dry Dock refutes what was stated in the new Restorative Justice Law

The Law on Restorative Justice and Protection of Children from Abuse was passed on 15 February 2021 and came into force on 18 August 2021. So far, the passage of the law seems futile and has not brought an end to the violations and ill-treatment of young convicts at Dry Dock. In this report, Americans[…]

The election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi to the presidency of Interpol and the growing influence of the UAE over the organisation

  Mr Jürgen Stock Secretary General, INTERPOL 200 Quai Charles de Gaulle 69006 Lyon, France November 29, 2021   Dear Mr Jürgen Stock, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our deepest concern over the election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Matar

Husain Ali Matar was a 16-year-old student in his second year of middle school when he was arrested without a warrant after being summoned by a Ministry of Interior (MoI) officer via phone call. He was then subjected to physical and psychological torture and forced to confess. Husain is currently held in New Dry Dock[…]