Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Mohamed al-Arab

Ahmed Mohamed al-Arab is a 25-year-old nursing student who is currently being held in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. Since security forces detained him on 9 January 2014, he has suffered torture as well as degrading treatment that has compromised his health and his dignity. He has received multiple injuries that have not been allowed to heal[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Mansoor Ansaif

Ahmed Mansoor Ansaif is a 16-year-old Bahraini citizen who was detained by officials on 22 July 2017. At 2:30 pm on that day, over a dozen masked men surrounded and violently entered the home where Ahmed lives with his parents and siblings. More men broke into the rooms on the second floor, including the room[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Samir bin Muhammad al-Hilal

Samir bin Muhammad al-Hilal is a 67-year-old sheikh from Saudi Arabia. On the morning of 16 December 2015, Saudi security forces from the Ministry of Interior detained Samir as he left his home for the day. Though no one has been able to visit him since he was taken away, nor has any information in[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Sayed Abbas Radhi

Fadhel Sayed Abbas Radhi is one of two long-term disappeared persons in Bahrain (the other is Sayed Alawi, whose case has previously been raised by ADHRB). Bahraini security forces under the authority of the Ministry of Interior detained Fadhel at his family home in Hamad Town on 28 September 2016. They presented no warrant authorizing[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Ali

Mohamed Ebrahim Ali is a 16-year-old high school student in Bahrain. At 6:00 in the morning on 22 July 2017, Bahraini security officers forced their way into his family’s home, searched it from top to bottom, and took Mohamed away. Though no one has been able to visit him since he was detained, all available[…]