Tag: Bahrain

Profiles in Persecution: Osama Nezar AlSagheer

Profiles in Persecution: Osama Nezar AlSagheer

Osama Nezar AlSagheer is a 20-year-old Bahraini student who was most recently arrested in 2017 during the suppression of peaceful protests in Duraz, which concerned the denaturalization of Shia religious figure Sheikh Isa Qassim. The sit-in around Sheikh Isa Qassim’s home in Duraz began on 20 June 2016, and the […]

Cars drive past a street lined with decorative lights ahead of National Day celebrations in Riffa, south of Manama December 11, 2012.  Bahrain will celebrate its 42nd National Day on December 16. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) ORG XMIT: BAH14

A Repressive Holiday Tradition in the Arab Gulf

28 December 2018 – This post was updated to reflect new information regarding the appeal trial of United Arab Emirates (UAE) human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, which was postponed to New Year’s Eve. 20 December 2018 – Over the last several years, states in the Arab Gulf, especially Bahrain, have […]

Profiles in Persecution: AbdulHadi Saleh AlMeshaimea

Profiles in Persecution: AbdulHadi Saleh AlMeshaimea

AbdulHadi Saleh AlMeshaimea is a 54-year-old Bahraini and the father of Ali AlMeshaimea, who was shot and killed by riot police in 2011. AbdulHadi was one of ten individuals arrested on 12 October 2018 prior to a march in protest of the upcoming Parliamentary elections. Among the others arrested was […]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis

Mohamed Abdulla AlSankis is a 53-year-old Bahraini and a former Ministry of Works laboratory technician. He was arrested in 2012 without a warrant and has since been arbitrarily detained and denied medical treatment while serving a 12.5 year prison sentence resulting from an unfair trial. On 15 May 2012, Mohamed […]