Profile in Persecution: Hasan Radhi AlBaqali

Hasan Radhi AlBaqali was a 28-year-old security personnel at a private company when he was arrested by Omani authorities on 22 February 2016 at Muscat Airport Oman based on Bahrain’s allegations, via INTERPOL, that he was a fugitive from justice. During his detention, he was subjected to torture and to several human rights violations. Recently,[…]

Kuwait: End Discrimination and Provide Nationality for Bidoon Population

The Government of Kuwait must cease human rights violations against its own Bidoon population. Since Kuwait gained independence in 1961, the government has perpetrated a continuous system of institutionalized discrimination, repression, and degrading treatment against the Bidoon, a stateless minority. These acts violate fundamental human rights of the Bidoon, as well as international law obligations[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jasim Mohamed AlMahroos

Jasim Mohamed AlMahroos was a 23-year-old student of religious studies at Hawza Ilmiyya in Qom, Iran when he was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities at the Bahrain International Airport while returning from Iran in 2018. During his detention, he was subject to torture and other human rights violations. He is currently held in Jau Prison,[…]

Bahrain: Joint Letter to EU Ahead of Meeting With Bahraini Delegation 

Re: EU-Bahrain Cooperation Agreement Must Depend on Human Rights Improvements Find PDF version Joseph Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights Your Excellencies, In light of the meeting between Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and[…]

Profile in Persecution: AbdulNabi AbdulHasan Khalil (Al-Sammak)

48-year-old AbdulNabi AbdulHasan Khalil, also known as AbdulNabi Al-Sammak, was a security guard at the Ministry of Education in Bahrain when he was arbitrarily arrested by the Bahraini authorities on 3 September 2020 because of reciting Ziyarat Ashura during the first 10 days of Muharram. He was sentenced to one year in prison later after[…]