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[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Taha Sayed Shubar

Taha Sayed Shubar is a 36-year-old father who is being arbitrarily detained and tortured in Dry Dock Detention Center. He is also being denied healthcare for his injuries. Taha was arrested on 3 November 2015 by officers in plain clothing and commando forces who raided his workplace. He noted several police jeeps and armored vehicles[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Hasan

Mohamed Ebrahim Hasan is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen currently being detained in Jau Prison on charges of joining a terrorist cell and forging government papers. On 13 February 2014, officers in plain clothing arrested Mohamed at the Bahrain International Airport and transferred him to the Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID). Upon his arrival,[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Shajjar

Fadhel Abbas Shajjar is an 18-year-old Bahraini prisoner currently held in New Dry Dock Detention Center. He was arbitrarily arrested and subjected to torture as a minor. On 17 April 2016, Fadhel was arrested after 16 masked men in civilian clothing raided his home in Karbabad. The men raided the house at approximately 2:30am without[…]