Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Saad

Husain Ali Saad was a 28-year-old Bahraini citizen when he was unlawfully arrested, arbitrarily detained and subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and abuse by Bahraini authorities. He was arbitrarily arrested by officers from the Ministry of Interior along with two of his friends. When he was arrested, Husain was a freelancer who lived with his[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Hasan Ali Serhan

Hasan was 22-year-old when he was arrested without a warrant in 2012 and prevented from completing his education. Hasan was forcibly disappeared, interrogated without a lawyer, tortured, and convicted in an unfair trial. Today, he remains in the Jau Central Prison where authorities have denied him access to medical treatment. On 10 April 2012, Hasan’s[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Khalil Ahmed

Ahmed Khalil Ahmed, a Bahraini General Medicine Graduate, was arbitrarily arrested from his parents in law’s house one night in November 2015, after it had been broken into by masked men in civilian clothes, riot police officers and National Security Agency officers. During his arrest, interrogation and imprisonment, he was subjected to severe methods of[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Ali Saleh

Salman Ali Saleh was 24 years old when Bahraini authorities arrested him in November 2015. Salman was tortured after he was arrested for alleged possession of explosive materials and collaboration with a terrorist cell. He was also accused of cooperating with wanted persons abroad, though his passport had expired four years prior to his arrest.[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mahmood Saeed Ahmed Isa Abdulla

Mahmood Saeed Abdullah was an 18 years old freshman in college when he was arrested from his house in Nabih Saleh, Bahrain on 3 November 2015. Mahmood was one of 115 Bahraini citizens convicted by the Bahraini Fourth High Criminal Court on 15 May 2018, for alleged involvement in a terrorist cell, called the “Zulfiqar Brigades”.[…]