Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Jaafar AlDemistani

Mohamed Jaafar AlDemistani was a 20-year-old assistant chef when Bahraini authorities arrested him without a warrant in May 2015. Since his arrest, Mohamed has suffered both physically and psychologically as a result of torture and ill-treatment. He remains in Jau Prison where he is serving a life sentence. On 8 May 2015, officers in civilian[…]

Italian MP Laura Boldrini calls on La Sapienza to suspend his collaboration with Bahraini government

  Italian MP Laura Boldrini sent a Letter to the rector of la Sapienza University of Rome, a well-known and highly respected Italian University, calling for a suspension of the collaboration between the educational institution and the Bahraini authorities under the “King Hamad Chair in Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful co-existence”. This chair was established in[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed

Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed was 30 years old when he was arrested. Prior to his arrest, Mahmood was being persecuted for his political participation in peaceful demonstrations since 2011. Mahmood has been subjected to severe medical negligence, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently held at Jau Prison where his health continues to deteriorate. On[…]

ADHRB deeply condemns the mistreatment of Dr. Al-Singace and calls for his immediate release

Human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, began a hunger strike on Thursday, 8 July, in protest against the degrading treatment he was subjected to by the commanding officer, Mohamed Yusuf Fakhro, in Jau Prison. Such treatment constitutes a violation of his most basic human rights. The officer confiscated his[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Bin Abdulla AlSadeq

Before his arrest, 46-year-old Husain Bin Abdulla AlSadeq was a prominent social activist from Saudi who was involved in religious associations, voluntary charitable committees, and the organization of religious and cultural events, activities and lectures in Qatif. Since his arrest, Husain has been transferred to several prisons and detention centers and has been subjected to[…]