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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed

Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed was 30 years old when he was arrested. Prior to his arrest, Mahmood was being persecuted for his political participation in peaceful demonstrations since 2011. Mahmood has been subjected to severe medical negligence, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently held at Jau Prison where his health continues to deteriorate. On[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Hamza AlSafi

Ahmed Hamza AlSafi was a 21-year-old student when he was arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied his fair trial and due process rights by Bahraini authorities. Up until now, Ahmed has been held in Jau Prison for almost four years. On 13 December 2017, Ahmed was sleeping at his house when masked officers in civilian clothing[…]