Profiles in Persecution: Abbas Ismaeel Ghuloom

Abbas Ismaeel Ghuloom was a professional football player in Bahrain, having played for the Manama Club and the national team between the years 2000 and 20O2. He graduated from Ahlia University and worked as an accountant in the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait for seven years. In March 2011, he was violently arrested and tortured.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Abdulla Ali AlSemoom

Abdulla Ali AlSemoon, a former professional footballer who played for the Bahrain National Football team (2007-8) as well as Busaiteen Club, is currently arbitrarily imprisoned in Jau Prison. On 19 April 2014, Abdulla was arrested when a bomb went off in his car. After being transferred to hospital he was later subjected to torture and[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fahdel Hasan Abdulnabi

On 23 June 2018, Fahdel’s human rights were violated when he was arrested without a warrant, tortured and subjected to an unfair trial. At the time of Fahdel’s arrest, his three brothers were already convicted and imprisoned, and authorities were constantly raiding his house. At present, Fahdel remains in Jau Prison, where he has been[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Yusuf Husain Yusuf Ahmed Mohammed Ali

Yusuf Husain Yusuf Ahmed Mohammed Ali was subjected to torture during interrogation before being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Jau prison. On 15 September 2017, the 24 year old engineering student turned himself in at the Roundabout 17 Police Station in Hamad Town on condition that his cousin be released from custody. Yusuf’s cousin was previously[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Isa 

Fadhel Abbas Isa was a college student before his arrest in 2012. He was arrested, tortured, threatened, and subjected to unfair trials in violation of his human rights. While in prison, Fadhel was diagnosed with lupus. His health has deteriorated due to torture and the unsanitary conditions in Jau Prison, in which he has remained[…]