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.[…]

The Unprincipled, Targeted, and Illegal Practice of Arbitrary Detention in Bahrain

Overview Ten years ago, a mass pro-democracy movement arose in Bahrain in response to the authoritarian Al-Khalifa regime. Rather than allowing Bahraini citizens to exercise their right to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, the authorities chose to quell the protests by arresting and charging hundreds of Bahraini human rights defenders and everyday civilians.[…]

Profile in Prosecution: Mohamed Saeed AlHendi

Mohamed Saeed AlHendi, a 36-year-old who worked in IT, was arrested without a warrant during a raid by masked officers at his home. He was then subjected to physical and psychological torture and forced to confess. Mohamed is currently held in Jau Prison Building 7, serving his sentence. On the 3rd of November 2015, at[…]