Profiles in Persecution – International Women’s Day: Amnah AlJuaid

Amnah AlJuaid is a 27-year-old Saudi citizen who was kidnapped and abused by her own father, Mohammed AlJuaid. A video in which she asked for help to escape from her father’s violence went viral online in 2017, and her case has been addressed by the Special Procedures offices of the UN Human Rights Council. On[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Yusuf AlAjmi

Mohamed Yusuf AlAjmi is one of 17 Bahraini civilians tried before a military court in December 2017, in violation of internationally recognized fair trial rights. He is currently being held in Jau Prison after receiving sentences totaling 132 years in prison, in addition to a life sentence. Mohamed is one of the first political detainees[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Moosa Abdulla Jaafar

Moosa Abdulla Jaafar is a former student who was harassed by the Bahraini police, tortured, and sentenced to death in an unfair trial. He is currently in Jau Prison, at risk of execution. On 26 April 2016, plainclothes police officers arrested Moosa on the street in Karranah. The officers provided a warrant issued by the[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ramadan & Husain Ali Moosa

Update: On 22 October 2018, the Court of Cassation overturned their verdict, on the basis of new medical reports which may exhibit signs of torture. They are currently awaiting re-trial.  Mohamed Ramadan, a 36-year-old former security officer at the Bahrain International Airport, and Husain Ali Moosa, 32 years old, are two Bahraini citizens sentenced to[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hadi Ahmed

Sayed Hadi Ahmed is a minor being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Dry Dock Detention Center, meant only for adult populations. He was 15 at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. At midnight on 13 December 2016, Sayed Hadi was asleep at his grandfather’s home in Bani Jamra.[…]