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[…]

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[…]