UN Experts Express “Grave Concern” At Denial of Medical Care for Bahrain’s Political Prisoners

19 November 2019 – Yesterday, four United Nations (UN) Special Procedures offices published an Allegation Letter to the Government of Bahrain concerning the denial of adequate medical care for detainees in Jau Prison, including individuals with chronic health conditions, persons with disabilities, human rights defenders, and prisoners of conscience. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights[…]

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[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Ebrahim Salman

Ali Ebrahim Salman is a 30-year-old man who was arrested by Bahraini riot police without a warrant in 2017 and subjected to torture, which led to a deterioration of his health. He was sentenced to ten years in prison in absentia in 2019. Ali was arrested on 23 May 2017, while participating in a peaceful[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Mahdi Alaiwi

Ali Mahdi Alaiwi was a 17-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested without a warrant and subjected to an unfair trial. Ali is currently incarcerated in Jau Prison, where he has recently suffered from ill health. On 22 May 2013,  regular police officers and riot police, as well as officers in plain clothing and masks,[…]

NGOs call on US State Department to Pressure Bahrain and allow Hassan Mushaima access to healthcare

On Monday, 10 September 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and 13 human rights and faith organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling the State Department’s attention to the abuse of Hasan Mushaima, a 70-year-old political prisoner in Bahrain. Mushaima is one of Bahrain’s most prominent political[…]