Profiles in Persecution: Hasan Mohamed Qambar

Hasan Mohamed Qambar is a 29-year-old Bahraini citizen currently detained in Jau Prison. Hasan is a photojournalist who documented human rights violations in Bahrain during the 2011 uprising. Authorities arrested him in April 2011 after he covered the first two months of the pro-democracy protests in February and March. He was sentenced to one and[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Jaafar Mohamed Shughul

Jaafar is a 24-year-old University of Bahrain student currently held in Jau Prison on charges of burning tires, insulting a former Member of Parliament, and kidnapping. He was sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison. Jaafar was sentenced in absentia for the charges of burning tires and insulting a former MP because he[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fatema Dawood Juma & Zakeya Isa AlBarboori

Zakeya Isa AlBarboori, a 30-year-old chemical engineer, and her niece Fatema Dawood Juma, a 19-year-old student at Bahrain University, were recently subjected to an enforced disappearance of more than three weeks, as they were detained by government officials who failed to disclose their fate and whereabouts. Only after this period of nearly a month were[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Kadhem Ali

Sayed Kadhem Ali is a 23-year-old carpenter who is being arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied adequate healthcare in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. On 30 June 2015, officers from the Gudaibiya police station arrested Sayed at Bahrain International Airport while on his way to Kuwait. These officers also raided Sayed’s home without a search warrant while armed[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Isa al-Tajer

Ali Isa al-Tajer is a 33-year-old Bahraini citizen and the brother of Mohamed al-Tajer, a prominent human rights lawyer and human rights defender. Ali is currently incarcerated in Jau Prison on charges of joining a terrorist organization for the purposes of violently overthrowing the government and with training others on the use of weapons for[…]