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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Salman Ali Hassan

Salman Ali Hassan, a 20-year-old student at an industrial school, was arrested without a warrant in September 2021. After being tortured and forced to confess under duress to the charge of burning an ATM, Salman was sentenced in an unfair trial. Salman is currently serving his sentence in New Dry Dock Prison. On 12 September[…]

Profile in Persecution: Fadhel Sayed Abbas Radhi

Fadhel Sayed Abbas Radhi, a 30-year-old political prisoner, is currently serving a life sentence in AlQurain Prison, Bahrain. He was arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, and sentenced to death; this sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. In prison, Fadhel is suffering from mistreatment and various violations. On 26 September 2016, at dawn, Bahraini riot police[…]