Profile in Persecution: Yaser Jawad Ahmed

Yaser Jawad Ahmed is a 22-year-old Bahraini who was arrested without a warrant by Bahraini authorities in 2021. He faced various fair trial and due process violations and is currently serving his 3-year sentence in Jau Prison. At 5 a.m. on 26 April 2021, officers from the Ministry of Interior attacked and raided Yaser’s house,[…]

Report: The reality of young convicts in the Dry Dock refutes what was stated in the new Restorative Justice Law

The Law on Restorative Justice and Protection of Children from Abuse was passed on 15 February 2021 and came into force on 18 August 2021. So far, the passage of the law seems futile and has not brought an end to the violations and ill-treatment of young convicts at Dry Dock. In this report, Americans[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Matar

Husain Ali Matar was a 16-year-old student in his second year of middle school when he was arrested without a warrant after being summoned by a Ministry of Interior (MoI) officer via phone call. He was then subjected to physical and psychological torture and forced to confess. Husain is currently held in New Dry Dock[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Mujtaba Alawi AlKhabbaz

Sayed Mujtaba Alawi AlKhabbaz, a university student in his first semester of computer engineering, was only 17 years old when he was warrantlessly arrested in Ghuraifa. Sayed has since been subjected to severe torture and ill-treatment at the hands of the Bahraini authorities who have deprived him of the chance to complete his higher education.[…]