Profiles in Persecution: Hassan Mushaima

Hassan Mushaima is a 70-year-old Bahraini citizen currently serving a life sentence in Jau Prison on political charges. He was sentenced for “attempting to overthrow the government” for his role in the pro-democracy protests in 2011. He remains in Jau Prison, where he has been subjected to ill treatment, including the continued denial of healthcare[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Jaafar Maki Husain

Jaafar Maki Husain is a 42-year-old Bahraini citizen who worked at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) before he was arbitrarily detained by security forces. Arrested without a warrant and tortured into providing a coerced confession, Jaafar was sentenced to life imprisonment and denaturalization in December 2017. On 8 June 2018, this decision was upheld on[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Isa

Fadhel Abbas Isa is a 33-year-old Bahraini customs broker. Sentenced in absentia to seven years of imprisonment for arson in 2013, tortured in 2014, and then sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015, Fadhel is currently held in Jau Prison. On 2 November 2014, five officers in plain clothing arrested Fadhel without a warrant at his[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Anonymous Victim of Torture

ADHRB recently received a handwritten letter from a victim of torture in Bahrain. Due to fear of reprisals and further abuse in prison, ADHRB has decided to conceal the victim’s identity and preserve anonymity. For this reason, some information is redacted as it could be used to identify the victim. To view the original handwritten[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed AbdulHasan Husain

Ahmed AbdulHasan Husain is a 36-year-old financial inspector and father who has been arbitrarily detained and tortured by Bahraini authorities. After an unfair trial he was sentenced to prison in Bahrain’s notorious Jau facility where he continues to be denied adequate healthcare for his injuries. At 2:00am on 3 November 2015, officers in civilian clothing[…]