Profile in Persecution: Ali Ebrahim AlZaki

Ali Ebrahim AlZaki was a 20-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested while seeking medical treatment. He was tortured from that moment on until his forced confession. He is currently held in Jau Prison, where he faces mistreatment and medical negligence. Ali AlZaki was arrested on 19 April 2014 at AlBudaiya Health Center. Authorities surrounded[…]

Profile in Persecution: Yaser Jawad Ahmed

Yaser Jawad Ahmed is a 22-year-old Bahraini who was arrested without a warrant by Bahraini authorities in 2021. He faced various fair trial and due process violations and is currently serving his 3-year sentence in Jau Prison. At 5 a.m. on 26 April 2021, officers from the Ministry of Interior attacked and raided Yaser’s house,[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Matar

Husain Ali Matar was a 16-year-old student in his second year of middle school when he was arrested without a warrant after being summoned by a Ministry of Interior (MoI) officer via phone call. He was then subjected to physical and psychological torture and forced to confess. Husain is currently held in New Dry Dock[…]

Profile in Persecution: AbdulAziz AbdulRedha Isa

AbdulAziz AbdulRedha Isa was a 23-year-old security guard when he was arrested without a warrant in 2011 after a raid. AbdulAziz was brutally tortured afterwards, which resulted in severe head and body injuries. After being unfairly convicted by the military court, AbdulAziz was transferred to Jau Prison, where he remains to carry out his sentence.[…]

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[…]