Profiles in Persecution: Sadeq Sayed Ali Alawi

Sadeq Sayed Ali Alawi was detained on 25 May 2013. Security forces dressed in civilian clothes broke into his house and detained him without presenting a warrant or comparable document. He was taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Adliya, Manama, where he was interrogated and tortured. Interrogators beat him, applied electric shocks, poured ice[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Mohamed

Husain Ali Mohamed is a young man from the Bahraini village of Karbabad who was in his second year of university when he was detained on 24 April 2016. He was tortured into giving a confession under detention and then sentenced to death. Husain was seized along with his friend Sayed Ahmed al-Abbar by unidentified[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sajjad Mohammed Al AbuAbdalla

Sajjad Mohammed Al AbuAbdalla was a three-year-old boy who was shot on 12 June 2017 while driving with his mother, uncle, and sister through their hometown of Awamiyah in eastern Saudi Arabia. The family was on their way to Sajjad’s maternal grandparents’ house to celebrate Ramadan and break the day’s fast. As their car passed[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Jawad Sarhan

Ebrahim Jawad Sarhan is a Bahraini attorney. On 23 May 2017 he was contacted by the Lebanese broadcaster Al Mayadeen for an interview on the violent dispersal of sit-in protesters gathered around the home of Sheikh Isa Qassim. Sarhan limited his comments to legal aspects of the issue, noting that five people had been killed[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali al-Sahlawi

On 14 March 2010, Bahraini security forces shot Husain Ali al-Sahlawi as he was leaving his grandmother’s house. Several shotgun blasts of birdshot were fired at him and he was wounded by pellets in over 70 locations. Witnesses to the attack took him to the home of Ebrahim al-Demestani, who was at the time the[…]