Profile in Persecution: Ali Isa Abdulla Yusuf Jasim

Ali Isa Jasim was a 15 year old high school student when he was arrested without a warrant along with other young boys by officers in civilian clothing. He was subjected to enforced disappearance for a week and denied contact with his family. At only 15 years of age, he was one of 51 individuals[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali

Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali was a 23-year-old Medical Laboratory Technician at a private laboratory when he was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities on 6 November 2019. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Mohamed is currently detained in Jau Prison. At 2 a.m. on 6 November 2019, officers in military clothing, riot[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Hasan Al-Jamri

Ali Hasan Al-Jamri was a 17-year-old high school student when he was arrested without a warrant at his family home in January 2020. He was subsequently subjected to enforced disappearance for 37 days before he was able to see his parents. This, however, remains the only time Ali met with his family after his arrest:[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jaffar Faisal Hashem

Jaffar Faisal Hashem was a 23-year-old factory worker when he was forcefully arrested without a warrant at his grandfather’s house in Jidhafs, Bahrain. He was then forcibly disappeared for 20 days, during which he endured physical and psychological torture and was placed in solitary confinement for the entire duration of the interrogation. Jaffar is one[…]

Joint statement: ICJHR and 8 international organisations call for the release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken

(GENEVA) On Human Rights day which is observed every year on 10 December, the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR), in conjunction with a coalition of 8 NGOs, called on the UAE authorities to immediately release human rights defender and lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. Eight years have passed since Dr. Mohamed Al-Roken was[…]