Profile in Persecution: Jaafar Habib Kadhem

Jaafar Habib Kadhem, a 16-year-old Bahraini student, was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison for participating in peaceful demonstrations against Bahrain’s normalization with the Israeli occupation. Despite being a minor, officers arrested and interrogated him alone. He is currently serving his sentence at the New Dry Dock Prison. Before his arrest, Jaafar was[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sheikh Mohamed Habib al-Miqdad

Sheikh Mohamed Habib al-Miqdad, a prominent Bahraini-Swedish social activist and religious figure, is currently still serving his prison sentence at Jau prison. He is a member of the prominent Bahrain 13, a group of activists who were arrested for their participation and leading role in the 2011 pro-democracy protests. Sheikh Mohamed was tortured and abused[…]