Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ebrahim Ahmed

Husain Ebrahim Ahmed is a 28-year-old Bahraini who was arrested in 2015. Since then Husain has been forcibly disappeared, subjected to an unfair trial and brutal torture, and denied healthcare by Bahraini authorities. On 29 August 2015, officers in plain clothing, officers from the Special Security Force Command (SSFC), and officers from the Ministry of[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Osama Nezar AlSagheer

Osama Nezar AlSagheer is a 20-year-old Bahraini student who was most recently arrested in 2017 during the suppression of peaceful protests in Duraz, which concerned the denaturalization of Shia religious figure Sheikh Isa Qassim. The sit-in around Sheikh Isa Qassim’s home in Duraz began on 20 June 2016, and the Bahraini authorities’ violent dispersion of[…]

Profiles in Persecution: AbdulHadi Saleh AlMeshaimea

AbdulHadi Saleh AlMeshaimea is a 54-year-old Bahraini and the father of Ali AlMeshaimea, who was shot and killed by riot police in 2011. AbdulHadi was one of ten individuals arrested on 12 October 2018 prior to a march in protest of the upcoming Parliamentary elections. Among the others arrested was Sayed Saeed Isa, the father[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Saeed Isa

Sayed Saeed Isa is the father of Sayed Hashem, who died on 31 December 2011 during clashes that erupted between protesters and Bahraini security forces during a peaceful protest in Sitra Town. Since then, Sayed has been targeted by security personnel because of his participation in demonstrations, and because he has publicly spoken about his son’s[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis

Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis is a 53-year-old Bahraini and a former Ministry of Works laboratory technician. He was arrested in 2012 without a warrant and has since been arbitrarily detained and denied medical treatment while serving a 12.5 year prison sentence resulting from an unfair trial. On 15 May 2012, Mohamed was sleeping when roughly 15[…]