Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Ali Yusuf

Ahmed Ali Yusuf was a 19-year-old university student when he was arrested without a warrant. Since his arrest, Ahmed has been subjected to both physical and psychological torture. He is currently held at Jau Prison where he is being subjected to severe medical negligence, degrading treatment and torture, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On 9[…]

Rising Concerns Among Leading French Politicians Over Human Rights Violations and Conditions of Political Prisoners in Bahrain

   Xavier Paluszkiewicz, Member of Parliament (MP) for France, questioned the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on France’s position regarding the continued violation of fundamental freedoms in Bahrain. Mr Paluszkiewicz, a French National Assembly member, has represented La Republique En Marche since 2017, and serves as a member of the Committee[…]

Attempts by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior to Suppress Religious Freedoms During Ashura

On August 8, 2021, two days before the beginning of the month of Muharram, the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced the implementation of precautionary health measures for the Ashura season. These measures were supposedly in accordance with recommendations issued by the government’s medical team in order to combat COVID-19. However, the authorities[…]

Profile in Persecution: AbdulAziz AbdulRedha Isa

AbdulAziz AbdulRedha Isa was a 23-year-old security guard when he was arrested without a warrant in 2011 after a raid. AbdulAziz was brutally tortured afterwards, which resulted in severe head and body injuries. After being unfairly convicted by the military court, AbdulAziz was transferred to Jau Prison, where he remains to carry out his sentence.[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Sabah AbdulMohsen Mohamed

Ali Sabah AbdulMohsen Mohamed was a 37-year-old retiree working as a mechanic; when the Bahraini authorities arrested him without a warrant at his home in 2013. Ali is currently being held in Jau Prison. On the night of 29 December 2013, Ali was at home when crime scene and investigation officers, along with riot police,[…]