Profile in Persecution: Mustafa AbdulKarim Khatam

Mustafa AbdulKarim Khatam, a Bahraini national, was 22 years old when he was arbitrarily arrested in 2013. He is currently held in Jau prison where he is being denied urgent medical treatment for his worsening condition after also being subjected to torture and ill-treatment on multiple occasions. On 14 February 2013, Riot police, security police[…]

Consistent pressure on the French Government by the French Parliament over Bahrain’s troubling human rights record

  Justine Benin, Member of Parliament for Guadeloupe, questioned the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on his commitment to ensuring respect for human dignity and political freedom in Bahrain. Ms. Benin has drawn attention to the growing lack of respect for human rights in Bahrain, and the repression by the authorities[…]

Leading Spanish MPs question the Spanish Government on Bahrain’s Human Rights situation

Marta Rosique i Saltor and Maria Carvalho Dantas, Members of the Congress of Deputies of Spain, tabled questions for the Spanish government on July 23, 2020, regarding the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. Ms. Saltor and Ms. Dantas questioned the Spanish government on its position at the “forefront of the fight for human[…]

Rights Groups Urge Bahrain to Release Dr Abduljalil Al Singace, Jailed Academic on Hunger Strike

30 July 2021 – 16 leading human rights groups including Amnesty International, Scholars at Risk and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy have issued a statement calling for the release of jailed Bahraini academic, blogger and human rights defender Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, who has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021 to protest[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Jaafar AlDemistani

Mohamed Jaafar AlDemistani was a 20-year-old assistant chef when Bahraini authorities arrested him without a warrant in May 2015. Since his arrest, Mohamed has suffered both physically and psychologically as a result of torture and ill-treatment. He remains in Jau Prison where he is serving a life sentence. On 8 May 2015, officers in civilian[…]