Tag: arbitrary arrest

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Husain AlAali

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Husain AlAali

Ali Husain AlAali is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen. Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2017 without a warrant, tortured him during interrogation, and subjected him to an unfair trial. He is currently imprisoned in Jau Prison. On 26 January 2017, officers from the Special Security Force Command (SSFC), along with officers […]

Profiles in Persecution: Habib Hasan Yusuf

Profiles in Persecution: Habib Hasan Yusuf

Habib Hasan Yusuf is a 40-year-old Bahraini citizen. Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2017 without a warrant, tortured him in order to coerce a false confession, and subjected him to an unfair trial. He is currently imprisoned at Jau Prison. On 6 June 2017, officers in civilian clothing ambushed and […]

This Week Marks Two Years Since the Arrest of UAE Human Rights Activist Ahmed Mansoor

This Week Marks Two Years Since the Arrest of UAE Human Rights Activist Ahmed Mansoor

Yesterday, 20 March 2019, marked the two-year anniversary of when twelve United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials forcibly arrested Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, at his home in Ajman in 2017. Following his arrest, Mansoor was forcibly disappeared, kept in solitary confinement, and denied access to an attorney. Ahmed […]

Omani courts issue verdicts violating free speech

Omani courts issue verdicts violating free speech

In August, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) covered the initial arrest of three Azamn newspaper journalists and the paper’s suspension in Oman. The crimes were related to a report Azamn published on 26 July 2016 that criticized Oman’s judicial system. Two days after the report’s release, […]

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police officers raided his home at around 5am and confiscated his electronic devices. The day before, Bahraini human rights […]