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[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Ali Saleh

Sayed Ali Saleh is a minor who is being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. He was a 15 year-old student at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. Sayed Ali was arrested on 27 November 2015 by plainclothes officers for driving a car without a license. The[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Merza Ismaeel

Ahmed Merza Ismaeel was arrested without a warrant by security forces wearing civilian clothing on 11 September 2013. Since then, he has been subjected to torture, convicted in a collective judgment based on coerced confessions, denied basic necessities such as prison clothing and a blanket, and deprived of necessary medical care by the Jau Prison[…]

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[…]