Profiles in Persecution

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Hasan Ali

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Hasan Ali

Ali Hasan Ali is a 22-year-old Bahraini citizen who was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to a total of 23 years’ imprisonment in a series of unfair trials. Ali is currently imprisoned at Jau Prison.  On 22 October 2012, police arrested Ali, who was only 15 years old at the time, […]

Profiles in Persecution: Salah Saeed AlHammar

Profiles in Persecution: Salah Saeed AlHammar

Salah Saeed AlHammar is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen, who was arbitrarily detained, tortured, and later placed in solitary confinement after participating in a hunger strike to protest the poor prison conditions. Salah remains imprisoned at Jau Prison. In mid-December 2011, officials arrested Salah in the street without providing a warrant. […]

Profile in Persecution: Hani Mohamed AlNajjar

Profile in Persecution: Hani Mohamed AlNajjar

Hani Mohamed AlNajjar is a 25-year-old administrative assistant and Bahraini citizen. Hani suffers from muscular dystrophy and requires a three-hour long physiotherapy session each week. His condition causes a chronic weakness in his upper and lower limbs, making it difficult for him to walk and perform certain life functions without […]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Barbar

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Barbar

Husain Ali Barbar is a 23-year-old Bahraini student who was arrested at just 18 years old, arbitrarily detained, tortured, and refused proper medical treatment by prison officials. Husain is currently imprisoned at Jau Prison. On 29 September 2014, around midnight, officers from Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), including riot police, […]

Profiles in Persecution: Isa Jaafar AlAbd

Profiles in Persecution: Isa Jaafar AlAbd

Isa Jaafar AlAbd is a 24-year-old Bahraini and former employee of the K & K Food Company. He has been arrested multiple times, beaten by authorities, and denied medical care during detention. Isa has suffered from a heart condition since birth and has undergone numerous surgeries as a result, and […]