Profiles in Persecution: Hani and Hussain Marhoon

Hani Marhoon is the father of Hussain Marhoon, both of whom were arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities in the span of four years. Hussain was just 16 years old at the time of his arrest, which came four years after his father’s detention. Both father and son were tortured during interrogation and continue to face[…]

Profiles in Persecution – World Health Day: Mohamed Ahmed Mohsen

Ahead of World Health Day on Saturday, 7 April 2018, ADHRB highlights the case of Mohamed Ahmed Mohsen. Mohamed is a 23-year-old Bahraini student currently awaiting trial at Dry Dock Detention Center. He was arrested during peaceful protests in Abu Saiba commemorating the 2011 uprisings. On 14 February 2018, riot police officers arrested Mohamed during[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Khalil al-Halwachi

Khalil al-Halwachi is a 57-year-old Bahraini scholar, former political activist held in the kingdom’s Jau Prison. He was convicted in an unfair, politically motivated trial and has been subjected to ill treatment, including denial of medical care, by detaining authorities. In the early morning of 3 September 2014, a large number of officers, some in[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Hassan Ali Saleh

Ali Hasan Ali Saleh is a former ambulance driver sentenced to a 15-year prison term in an unfair trial on 31 January 2018 in Bahrain. He is currently in Jau Prison awaiting appeal, where he continues to be subjected to torture and ill treatment by the authorities. On 9 February 2017, the Ministry of Interior[…]

Profiles in Persecution – Husain Ebrahim Marzooq

Husain Ebrahim Marzooq is a 28-year-old Bahraini accountant who was sentenced to death and stripped of his nationality after an unfair trial. The authorities arbitrarily detained him and subjected him to torture and ill-treatment in order to coerce a confession. His sentence was recently upheld by the Court of Cassation, Bahrain’s highest court, and he[…]