Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Hamza AlSafi

Ahmed Hamza AlSafi was a 21-year-old student when he was arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied his fair trial and due process rights by Bahraini authorities. Up until now, Ahmed has been held in Jau Prison for almost four years. On 13 December 2017, Ahmed was sleeping at his house when masked officers in civilian clothing[…]

Profile in Persecution: Rajaie Ali Baddaw

Rajaie Ali Baddaw was only a 21-year-old, who graduated from high school and was waiting to get into university, when he was arrested. Rajaie was subjected to multiple human rights violations including severe beatings, undressing, sexual harassment, ill-treatment, threats, and other degrading acts. Rajaie is the brother of Mohsen and Mohamed Baddaw, who were both[…]

Profile in Persecution: Abbas Hasan Hasan

Abbas Hasan Hasan, a driver at Ruyan company, was almost 26 years old when he was arrested and kidnapped from a car outside his house. Abbas was tortured and convicted in an unfair mass trial. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jau prison, Abbas contracted the virus.  Around 10 or 11 December 2017,[…]

Profile in Persecution: Hasan Ali Shahdad AlBalooshi

Hasan Ali Shahdad AlBalooshi was an 18-year-old student when Bahraini authorities arrested him from his house in April 2013. Since his arrest, Hasan has suffered both physically and psychologically as a result of torture, ill-treatment and attacks on his religious beliefs. He remains in Jau Prison where he is carrying out his 15 year sentence.[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sadeq AbdAli AlAsfoor

Updated Profile- Sadeq AbdAli AlAsfoor was only 20 years old when he was arrested. Since his arrest, Sadeq was convicted in an unfair trial and has been subjected to torture which harmed his physical and psychological health. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jau prison, where he is currently held, Sadeq contracted the[…]