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[…]

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[…]