Profile in Persecution: Rajaie Ali Baddaw

Rajaie Ali Baddaw was only a 21-year-old, who graduated from high school and was waiting to get into university, when he was arrested. Rajaie was subjected to multiple human rights violations including severe beatings, undressing, sexual harassment, ill-treatment, threats, and other degrading acts. Rajaie is the brother of Mohsen and Mohamed Baddaw, who were both[…]

Bahrain: Deep rooted Torture Crisis

  United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June 2021 – On 26th June, the United Nations will observe International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, raising awareness about the continued scourge of torture throughout the world. On this solemn day, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

UN Experts Declare Kameel Juma Hasan Arbitrarily Detained, Note Systemic Violations in Bahrain May Constitute Crimes Against Humanity

17 June 2021- Today the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD)  published an Opinion on its website concerning Kameel Juma Mansoor Salman Hasan, the son of Bahraini civil society activist and former prisoner of conscience, Ms. Najah Ahmed Habib Yusuf, who had been declared arbitrarily detained by the WGAD. Facing over 20 different[…]

Profile in Persecution: Abbas Hasan Hasan

Abbas Hasan Hasan, a driver at Ruyan company, was almost 26 years old when he was arrested and kidnapped from a car outside his house. Abbas was tortured and convicted in an unfair mass trial. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jau prison, Abbas contracted the virus.  Around 10 or 11 December 2017,[…]

Bahraini Political Prisoner Dies of Coronavirus As Fresh Outbreak Engulfs Nation

9 June 2021 – A political prisoner has died at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Salmaniya Hospital after contracting Covid-19 at Building 12 of Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison, despite receiving two doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, as the country struggles to contain the worst spike in Coronavirus cases since the pandemic began last[…]