Bahrain Arrests Families of Political Prisoners Over Peaceful Protests

9 April 2021 – Family members of several prominent political prisoners have been detained in Bahrain over their participation in peaceful demonstration’s calling for the release of political prisoners, including Mohammed AlDaqqaq and death row inmate Mohammed Ramadhan, amid a crackdown on protests sparked by a severe and ongoing outbreak of coronavirus at Jau Prison,[…]

Continued Medical Negligence Claims the Life of a Political Prisoner, ADHRB Demands the Immediate Release of All Political Prisoners

On the morning of April 6, 2021, the family of Bahraini political detainee Abbas Malallah, who had been serving out a 15-year sentence in Jau prison, read the shocking news of his death on the website of the Bahraini Ministry of the Interior. The statement listed a heart attack as the cause of death, and[…]

Profile In Persecution: Ali Naser Ahmed

Ali Naser Ahmed, the grandson of the spiritual leader of the Shia community in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa Qasim, was a 22-year-old Industrial Secondary School student when he was arrested without a warrant by Bahraini authorities during a raid on his home. Ali was tortured, forced to sign a confession to crimes he did not commit,[…]

Bahrain Orders Detention of Brothers of Political Prisoner Over Peaceful Protests

7 April 2021 – Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor has ordered the detention of three brothers from Karbabad this morning on suspicion of illegal gathering over their participation in a peaceful demonstrations calling for the release of their brother, political prisoner Mohammed Hameed Abdulla Hasan AlDaqqaq, as protests continue across the country over an outbreak of coronavirus[…]

60th Birthday Behind Bars: Joint Call for the release of Bahraini activist, Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja

Americans for democracy and human rights in Bahrain joins human rights organisations from across the globe in calling for the unconditional and immediate release of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja, who turns 60 on 5 April. On April 5 Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 2021 marks 10 years since Bahraini[…]