Profile in Persecution: Mazen Mansoor AlWanna

Mazen Mansoor AlWanna was a 35-year-old traffic and insurance broker when he was arrested during a raid to his home in January 2013. Tortured into confessing and forced to sign papers without knowing their content, Mazen was convicted with seven others in a terrorism case known as the ‘Imam Army Cell’. In Jau Prison, Mazen’s[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sami Jaafar Abbas AlShaikh

Sami Jaafar Abbas AlShaikh was a 21-year-old university student and accountant when he was first arrested by authorities during an ambush in Ma’ameer in January 2019 and again in December 2019. In both cases, Sami’s convictions were based upon weak evidence and false confessions extracted through torture. Since his arrests, Sami’s health has greatly deteriorated[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohsen Ebrahim AlMajed

Mohsen Ebrahim AlMajed, unemployed, was 27 years old when he was arrested in Isa Town. Since his arrest, Mohsen has been subjected to torture and medical negligence which affected his health. Until today, the conditions behind his deteriorating health are still unknown. He is currently held at Jau Prison. On 14 December 2014, officers in[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohsen Ali Baddaw

Mohsen Ali Baddaw, a Bahraini graduate from the Bahrain Training Institute, was only 24 years old when authorities arrested him from his fiancee’s house in 2015. He was tortured and convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges through unfair trials conducted in absentia or using confessions produced under torture.  On 2 April 2015, the house was surrounded[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Hasan AlAradi

Ali Hasan AlAradi, a student at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Institute of Technology, was only 17 years old when he was first arrested while attending a funeral in Muharraq. Since his arrest, Ali has been transferred to various prisons and detention centers where he has sustained severe physical injuries due to torture and has[…]