Profile in Persecution: Sayed Ali Mustafa Hasan

Sayed Ali was an 18-year-old student when he was arrested in a house raid in June 2022, and he had been previously arrested multiple times, for participating in a peaceful demonstration condemning the normalization agreement between Bahrain and the Israeli occupation. He was denied his due process and fair trial rights, and he is currently[…]

Self-inflicted wounds: Courting the good-will of Middle East dictators

News that President Biden is traveling to the Gulf region this month to meet with the rulers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a betrayal of his promise to put “human rights at the center of our foreign policy, of the pro-democracy activists and journalists who have[…]

Bahrain: Prisoners of conscience denied proper medical care, including Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, on hunger strike for a year

08-July-2022 Prisoners in Bahrain are suffering due to poor conditions and lack of adequate medical care, says a new report by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB). The report is being launched on 08 July 2022, which marks[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jasim Mohamed AlAjwaid

Jasim Mohamed AlAjwaid is a 25-year-old Bahraini who was arrested at the age of 18, tortured, forcibly disappeared, and sentenced in several unfair trials. He is currently serving a 37-year sentence in Jau Prison. Jasim was arrested in the early hours of 22 February 2015 when officers in civilian clothes arrived  in civilian cars to[…]

Profile in Persecution: Yusuf Ahmed Kadhem

Yusuf Ahmed Kadhem, a 21-year-old political prisoner, has been arrested several times on various charges pertaining to his political activism and participation in peaceful demonstrations. He was last arrested in June 2022 and is currently serving his sentence at Jau Prison. Yusuf was first arrested on 23 September 2018, and he was detained for three[…]