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[…]

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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mujtaba Sadeq Isa

Mujtaba Sadeq Isa was only a 19-year-old student when he was arrested upon his return from Iraq. Mujtaba’s due process and fair trial rights were violated, and he was tortured into providing a confession. Mujtaba contracted the COVID-19 virus after its breakout in Jau Prison, where he is currently held. On 15 November 2017, Mujtaba[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Jaber Radhi

Ahmed Jaber Radhi is a 24-year-old Bahraini citizen from Jidhafs who used to work as a restaurant accountant before his arrest in August 2018. Wrongfully accused of engaging in terrorist activity despite presenting exculpatory evidence, Ahmed was convicted and sent to Jau Prison to carry out his sentence. There, he contracted COVID-19 as a result[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Falah Mohsen Fadhul

Sayed Falah Mohsen Fadhul, a Bahraini high school student, was only 15 years old when authorities arrested him from his family’s apartment on 16 January 2020. Baselessly accused of joining a terrorist organization affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and wroking to avenge Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, Sayed Falah was convicted along with 17 defendants in what[…]