Profile in Persecution: Abbas AbedAli Husain

Abbas Abed-Ali Husain, a maintenance worker at the Ministry of Interior, was warrantlessly arrested from his father’s house in Al-Eker, tortured during investigations, and sentenced on various charges. He is currently serving his sentence at Jau Prison. Abbas was arrested in 2012 following the pro-democracy demonstrations. He was sentenced to one year in prison on[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Ahmed Fuad AlAbbar

Sayed Ahmed al-Abbar is a 26-year-old old Bahraini from Karrana who was warrantlessly arrested in 2016 and charged in a terrorism and murder case. He was severely tortured to coerce a confession and was sentenced to death. He is currently on the death row and faces the threat of execution at any moment. Prior to his[…]

Profile in persecution: Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed

Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed is a 31 years old bahraini from Al Diraz, who was warrantlessly arrested in 2017, tortured and charged in a terrorist case. He faced numerous violations in fair trial procedures, which led him to confess to the charges brought against him. He was sentenced to death, and after exhausting all legal[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Abdulla Marhoon Rashed

Ahmed Abdulla Marhoon Rashed is a 34-year-old Bahraini from Diraz, who was the goalkeeper for Al-Itifaq club and the Bahraini national football team. He was warrantlessly arrested from his home, charged in the terrorism case known as “Al-Ashtar Brigades,” and is currently detained at Dry Dock Detention Center awaiting the court verdict. Ahmed was initially[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Al-Sahlawi (Updated)

Husain Ali Al-Sahlawi was a 26 year-old Bahraini bus driver at  a private company when he was arrested by Bahraini authorities in 2012  on fabricated charges and sentenced in absentia. He was subjected to multiple human rights violations during his arrest, trial, and imprisonment. He is currently serving the remainder of his sentence at Jau[…]