Tag: arbitrary detention

Profiles in Persecution: Salah Saeed AlHammar

Profiles in Persecution: Salah Saeed AlHammar

Salah Saeed AlHammar is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen, who was arbitrarily detained, tortured, and later placed in solitary confinement after participating in a hunger strike to protest the poor prison conditions. Salah remains imprisoned at Jau Prison. In mid-December 2011, officials arrested Salah in the street without providing a warrant. […]

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to United Arab Emirates Addressing Ongoing Imprisonment of Human Rights Attorney Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to United Arab Emirates Addressing Ongoing Imprisonment of Human Rights Attorney Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken

On 31 July 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitration Detention (WGAD), the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, […]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Barbar

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Barbar

Husain Ali Barbar is a 23-year-old Bahraini student who was arrested at just 18 years old, arbitrarily detained, tortured, and refused proper medical treatment by prison officials. Husain is currently imprisoned at Jau Prison. On 29 September 2014, around midnight, officers from Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), including riot police, […]