Profiles in Persecution: Hasan Ali Serhan

Hasan was 22-year-old when he was arrested without a warrant in 2012 and prevented from completing his education. Hasan was forcibly disappeared, interrogated without a lawyer, tortured, and convicted in an unfair trial. Today, he remains in the Jau Central Prison where authorities have denied him access to medical treatment. On 10 April 2012, Hasan’s[…]

The Next US Ambassador and the Formulation of Human Rights in Bahrain

The recent departure of the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Justin Hicks Siberell, has prompted questions in Congress about America’s moral and strategic role in the Middle East. A career diplomat and counterterrorism expert, Ambassador Siberell worked closely with the Bahraini government to ensure regional security from the lens of counterterrorism. However, despite[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Khalil Ahmed

Ahmed Khalil Ahmed, a Bahraini General Medicine Graduate, was arbitrarily arrested from his parents in law’s house one night in November 2015, after it had been broken into by masked men in civilian clothes, riot police officers and National Security Agency officers. During his arrest, interrogation and imprisonment, he was subjected to severe methods of[…]

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD Addresses TD’s Concerns regarding the Threat of Imminent Execution of Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa

Members of the Dáil Éireann engaged in a set of Parliamentary Questions, posing oral questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney (Fine Gael – Cork South-Central). Over the course of these questions, several TDs challenged the Foreign Minister on the human rights situation in Bahrain, and specifically on the cases of[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Ali Saleh

Salman Ali Saleh was 24 years old when Bahraini authorities arrested him in November 2015. Salman was tortured after he was arrested for alleged possession of explosive materials and collaboration with a terrorist cell. He was also accused of cooperating with wanted persons abroad, though his passport had expired four years prior to his arrest.[…]