Profiles in Persecution: Ali Habib Saleh

Ali Habib Saleh is a 25-year-old Bahraini citizen who has been arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied healthcare by the Bahraini government. The Government of Bahrain has used the judicial system to arbitrarily harass Ali – he has been arrested not once but four times. After his first arrest, he was tried in absentia for charges[…]

Profiles in Persecution: The Kuwaid Brothers

Husain Ebrahim Kuwaid, Hasan Ebrahim Kuwaid, Khalil Ebrahim Kuwaid, Jaafar Ebrahim Kuwaid, and Mahdi Ebrahim Kuwaid are five brothers from Bahrain who have been subjected to various rights abuses, including torture to extract false confessions, denial of medical care, and convictions in unfair trials. Four of the brothers are currently being held in Jau Prison.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Ali

Mohamed Ebrahim Ali is a Bahraini citizen who has been convicted in two separate unfair trials and repeatedly tortured by the authorities. At the time of his arrest in 2012, he was just 15 years old. Mohamed is currently being held in Jau Prison. On 15 July 2012, masked men in civilian clothing surrounded Mohamed’s[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Elyas AlMulla

Elyas AlMulla is a Bahraini citizen who was arrested, tortured to extract a confession, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. AlMulla remains in Jau Prison despite severe health problems caused by cancer and exacerbated by prison authorities’ denial of consistent access to necessary medical care. Security forces arrested AlMulla from his home on 11[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ebrahim Marhoon

Ebrahim Marhoon was a student at the University of Bahrain until his arrest in November 2013. He was disappeared, tortured, stripped of his nationality, and denied medical care by the Bahraini authorities. The government is currently holding him in Jau Prison, Bahrain’s main long-term detention facility which is notorious for poor living conditions. Marhoon was[…]