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[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Hasan Kadhem

Ahmed Hasan Kadhem is a 27-year-old Bahraini citizen. Since his arbitrary arrest in 2015, and subsequent detention in 2016, Bahraini authorities have subjected Ahmed to torture, ill-treatment, and an unfair trial. He is currently in Jau Prison. On 14 June 2015, officers from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) arrested Ahmed from his house without a[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis

Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis is a 53-year-old Bahraini and a former Ministry of Works laboratory technician. He was arrested in 2012 without a warrant and has since been arbitrarily detained and denied medical treatment while serving a 12.5 year prison sentence resulting from an unfair trial. On 15 May 2012, Mohamed was sleeping when roughly 15[…]