Profiles in Persecution: Anwar Amer AlMohsen

Anwar Amer AlMohsen is a handball player, who played at the Al Ettifaq Club before his arrest at the age of 18. Since then, he has been subjected to torture to coerce confessions and convicted to life in prison in multiple unfair trials. On 9 October 2013, officers from the Ministry of Interior, including riot[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sadiq Jaafar AlAbd

Sadiq is the brother of Isa Jaafar AlAbd, the subject of a previous profile. Sadiq was a 24-year-old student before his arrest in 2018. He was arrested without a warrant, subjected to an enforced disappearance and torture, and convicted in an unfair trial. He remains in Jau Prison. On 26 February 2018, riot police officers[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Hasan Abdulameer AlMeshaimea

Hasan Abdulameer AlMeshaimea is a 20-year-old former student who has been arrested multiple times since 2012, often for various illegal assembly charges relating to pro-democracy demonstrations. He was subjected to torture, sentenced in an unfair trial, and is currently being denied medical care in prison. Hasan was most recently arrested last year, on 22 November[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Hasan Moosa Ali

Hasan Moosa Ali is a Bahraini student with learning disabilities who was arrested multiple times, tortured, and sentenced to a total of 23 years’ imprisonment in a series of unfair trials. Hasan is currently imprisoned at Jau Prison. On 5 September 2012, officials raided Hasan’s family home in an attempt to arrest him, but he[…]

Profile in Persecution: Hani Mohamed AlNajjar

Hani Mohamed AlNajjar is a 25-year-old administrative assistant and Bahraini citizen. Hani suffers from muscular dystrophy and requires a three-hour long physiotherapy session each week. His condition causes a chronic weakness in his upper and lower limbs, making it difficult for him to walk and perform certain life functions without assistance. Before his arrest and[…]