Profiles in Prosecution: Mohamed Radhi Hasan

Born in 1992, Mohamed Radhi Hasan is a Bahraini student facing an imminent risk of execution. At the age of 23, Bahraini authorities arbitrarily detained Mohamed and subjected him to multiple human rights violations. He is currently detained at Jau Prison. On 1 August 2015, National Security Agency (NSA) officers arrested Mohamed at his house[…]

Whitewashing 101: A Guide on Bahrain’s methods in covering up their human rights abuses

Nine years have passed since the Bahraini people took to the streets calling for political reform and respect for human rights. Since then, the only progress the Government of Bahrain has achieved is the advancement of its whitewashing strategies. Through sham oversight bodies and their respective social media platforms, the Bahraini ruling family has invested[…]

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion: Nine more Bahrainis are being arbitrarily detained suffering numerous of human rights violations

 The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has formed an Opinion on 18 September 2020 (No.41/2020) concerning Husain Ali Hasan Khamis and eight other Bahraini citizens, recently published on the website of the Working Group and reflected in its annual report to the Human Rights Council. The Opinion, adopted by the Working Group[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali AbdulHusain AlWazeer

Ali AlWazeer was 26 years old when he was arrested in 2014. At the time, he was unemployed. This was the third time Ali was arrested. After being interrogated and convicted in an unfair trial, Ali was imprisoned in Jau Prison, where he remains today. Ali was arrested at Ansar Gallery complex after civilian and[…]

European-Bahraini relations: How the EU has favoured commercial interests over the integrity of its own citizens

Since 2011 the European Union’s (EU) diplomatic engagement with Bahrain has been far from reaching the laudable human rights standards the organization set for itself. Since the 1990’s, an anthology of EU legislation and official declarations have presented the EU as an inherently value-based organization. Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union provides that[…]