Profile in Persecution: Sayed Adnan MajedHashem

Sayed Adnan Majed Hashem was a 22-year-old worker at Al-Manhal water factory when he was arrested in October 2018, for the fourth time in his life, from a house in AlDair. Since his detention, Sayed Adnan has suffered physical and psychological torture, as well as religious discrimination at the hands of the Bahraini authorities. He[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Jaafar AbdulRedha Jaafar Mohamed

Husain Jaafar Mohamed was a 19-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested in 2014, which prevented him from completing his studies. After being convicted in multiple cases, he is currently serving his prison sentence in Jau Prison, and has been denied contact with his family on multiple occasions. Husain was pursued by authorities for around[…]

Repression, Brutality, Impunity: An Overview of Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

For years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been increasing its repression of human rights defenders (HRDs). In order to silence dissidents, government authorities arbitrarily interrogate, detain and imprison HRDs under the Anti-Terrorism Law and the Anti-Cybercrime Law for their peaceful activities and human rights work. In a country where the freedom of expression, assembly,[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Husain Saeed AlKhabbaz

Sayed Husain Saeed AlKhabbaz was a 17-year-old student when Bahraini authorities warrantlessly arrested him while he was in his car with his friends. Since his arrest, Sayed Husain has suffered ill-treatment and political discrimination at the hands of the Bahraini prison authorities. He remains in Jau Prison, completing the last years of his sentence. On[…]

At HRC48 ADHRB at Human Rights Council raises systematic religious discrimination in Bahrain during Ashora

On 5 October, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 48 under item 9 to  raises systematic religious discrimination in Bahrain during Ashora. Madame President, We would like to raise our deep concerns about the systematic religious discrimination which the Shia citizens of Bahrain are facing especially during[…]