Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Ali Yusuf

Ahmed Ali Yusuf was a 19-year-old university student when he was arrested without a warrant. Since his arrest, Ahmed has been subjected to both physical and psychological torture. He is currently held at Jau Prison where he is being subjected to severe medical negligence, degrading treatment and torture, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On 9[…]

Rising Concerns Among Leading French Politicians Over Human Rights Violations and Conditions of Political Prisoners in Bahrain

   Xavier Paluszkiewicz, Member of Parliament (MP) for France, questioned the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on France’s position regarding the continued violation of fundamental freedoms in Bahrain. Mr Paluszkiewicz, a French National Assembly member, has represented La Republique En Marche since 2017, and serves as a member of the Committee[…]

Attempts by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior to Suppress Religious Freedoms During Ashura

On August 8, 2021, two days before the beginning of the month of Muharram, the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced the implementation of precautionary health measures for the Ashura season. These measures were supposedly in accordance with recommendations issued by the government’s medical team in order to combat COVID-19. However, the authorities[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Sabah AbdulMohsen Mohamed

Ali Sabah AbdulMohsen Mohamed was a 37-year-old retiree working as a mechanic; when the Bahraini authorities arrested him without a warrant at his home in 2013. Ali is currently being held in Jau Prison. On the night of 29 December 2013, Ali was at home when crime scene and investigation officers, along with riot police,[…]

Rights groups Call for Impartial Investigation Into Death of Inmate in Bahrain Amid Reports of Medical Negligence

The Bahraini authorities must immediately order an independent investigation into medical negligence that may have led to the death of the prisoner Hasan Abdulnabi Mansoor in Bahrain, the Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy stated today. The 35-year-old Bahraini prisoner died tragically at Salmaniya Medical[…]