Profile in Persecution: Abbas AbedAli Husain

Abbas Abed-Ali Husain, a maintenance worker at the Ministry of Interior, was warrantlessly arrested from his father’s house in Al-Eker, tortured during investigations, and sentenced on various charges. He is currently serving his sentence at Jau Prison. Abbas was arrested in 2012 following the pro-democracy demonstrations. He was sentenced to one year in prison on[…]

Profile in Persecution: Hasan Ahmed Radhi Mohamed ( Sarhan )

Hasan Ahmed Radhi Mohamed was a recent high school graduate when Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2012.  He has been subjected to human rights violations on multiple occasions, including torture and unfair trial when was charged in the case of establishing and joining a terrorist cell, the February 14 Coalition, as well as in other[…]

Unable to hide its human rights abuses, Bahrain the focus of UN scrutiny in 2022

In 2022, human rights violations in Bahrain were repeatedly the focus of the United Nations Special Procedures offices and the bodies responsible for monitoring the implementation of international treaties and agreements. The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued opinions on the cases of political prisoners it considered to be arbitrarily detained by the Bahraini[…]

Joint Letter: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace after a year and half of hunger strike

15 January 2023 King of Bahrain, Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Your Majesties, We, the undersigned, write to you once more concerning the case of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, an academic, award-winning activist and blogger who is serving a life sentence in Bahrain solely for[…]

Profile in persecution: Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed

Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed is a 31 years old bahraini from Al Diraz, who was warrantlessly arrested in 2017, tortured and charged in a terrorist case. He faced numerous violations in fair trial procedures, which led him to confess to the charges brought against him. He was sentenced to death, and after exhausting all legal[…]