Bahraini Refugee imprisoned for life following Dutch violation of international law

In 2017, Bahraini national Ali Mohammed al-Showaikh fled Bahrain due to rumours that he may be wanted for various crimes. He ended up in the Netherlands where he immediately sought asylum, which was subsequently denied. Because of this denial, the Netherlands bears a significant level of responsibility for the treatment Al-Showaikh experienced after he was[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jaafar Husain Isa

Jaafar Isa was a 24-year-old activist when he was brutally arrested without a warrant in a pre-planned ambush in his village of Bani Jamra in December 2013. He was subjected to severe and continuous torture and mistreatment both after his arrest and during his time in prison. He also suffered multiple health crises because of[…]

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:[…]