Project Associates’ client relationship with the UAE authorities and Mr. Ahmed Al Raisi

We, the undersigned human rights organisations, are writing to express our concern regarding recent reports that Project Associates has been hired to promote the candidacy of Ahmed Al Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the presidency of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). We are also aware[…]

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Profile in Persecution: Abdulla AbdulKarim AlAnjawi

Abdulla AbdulKarim AlAnjawi is a 23-year-old Bahraini national who was arrested without a warrant from his home by Bahraini authorities in the beginning of 2021. He has been subjected to torture and ill-treatment both during interrogations and while in detention at Jau prison, where he is serving his sentence. At dawn on the 4th of[…]

Senate Bill Calls for Unconditional Release of Bahraini Political Prisoners, Report on U.S. State Department’s Efforts to Secure their Release

A bill released by the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday addresses head-on the ongoing violations of human rights by the Government of Bahrain. “Chairman Christopher Coons and the Senate Appropriations Committee have shined a bright light on the brutality and inhumanity of the Government of Bahrain against its own people,” said Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Adnan MajedHashem

Sayed Adnan Majed Hashem was a 22-year-old worker at Al-Manhal water factory when he was arrested in October 2018, for the fourth time in his life, from a house in AlDair. Since his detention, Sayed Adnan has suffered physical and psychological torture, as well as religious discrimination at the hands of the Bahraini authorities. He[…]

Three French MPs draw attention to the ongoing human rights situation in Bahrain, asking the Foreign Minister to respond to mounting allegations of violations, with specific reference to the cases of Hassan Mushaima and Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace

 Two Members of Parliament (MPs) for France drew the attention of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to the worrying human rights situation in Bahrain. This was supported by further comments made on October 12, 2021, by another MP. All MPs made explicit reference to the concerning state of political opposition[…]