Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Ali

Mohamed Ebrahim Ali is a 16-year-old high school student in Bahrain. At 6:00 in the morning on 22 July 2017, Bahraini security officers forced their way into his family’s home, searched it from top to bottom, and took Mohamed away. Though no one has been able to visit him since he was detained, all available[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Isa Salman

Salman Isa Salman is a 34-year-old Bahraini who is currently facing the death sentence. On 27 December 2014, without presentation of a warrant, security forces beat and detained him during a house raid. They then transported him to a farm and beat him again while he was handcuffed. Bahraini television, which is closely controlled by[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sami Ahmed Meftah

Sami Ahmed Meftah is a 38-year-old Bahraini citizen who was subjected to torture and psychological abuse while in the custody of Bahraini security forces. According to local testimony gathered by ADHRB, on 7 April 2011 Bahraini security forces – reportedly accompanied by Saudi personnel – seized Sami during a home raid. (This occurred during the[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Khalil Ebrahim al-Saffar

Khalil Ebrahim al-Saffar is a 21-year-old Bahraini citizen who was detained on 15 September 2015 from his family’s home. Six security officers raided the house without a warrant or any explanation. The family was informed that Khalil would be returned after an hour-long interrogation; instead, he never came back home. In CID custody, interrogators stripped[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ebtesam Abdulhusain al-Saegh

Ebtesam Abdulhusain al-Saegh is a Bahraini human rights activist who has been subjected to detention and torture by Bahraini security forces because of her work. Ebtesam was harassed by the government for a year prior to her current detention. In June of 2016 authorities imposed a travel ban on her to prevent her from attending[…]