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 Moosa

Updated: Mohamed Ramadan, a 40-year-old former security officer at the Bahrain International Airport, and Husain Ali Moosa, 37 years old, are two Bahraini citizens sentenced to death in a collective judgment in 2014. They were convicted for their alleged involvement in the Al-Dair bombing of 14 February 2014, where a group allegedly ambushed security personnel[…]

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.[…]

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.[…]