ADHRB Submits Information on Statelessness in Bahrain to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On 21 January 2019, Bahrain was examined by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, concerning its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Bahrain is a party. Bahrain’s most recent review of these obligations was in 2010/2011. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Habib Ali Mubarak

Habib Ali Mubarak is a 32-year-old Bahraini from Jad Hafes. He was disappeared, tortured, and convicted in an unfair trial, and his wife and infant son were imprisoned and held for eight months following his arrest. He remains in Jau Prison. On 21 October 2014, officers in plain clothing and masks, officers from the Special[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sadeq Jaafar Ali

Sadeq Jaafar Ali is a 17-year old Bahraini national from the town of Al Aali. Bahraini forces arbitrarily arrested Sadeq, and tortured and interrogated him until he confessed to committing bogus state security crimes, for which he was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison and stripped of his Bahraini nationality in an unfair[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Shajjar

Fadhel Abbas Shajjar is an 18-year-old Bahraini prisoner currently held in New Dry Dock Detention Center. He was arbitrarily arrested and subjected to torture as a minor. On 17 April 2016, Fadhel was arrested after 16 masked men in civilian clothing raided his home in Karbabad. The men raided the house at approximately 2:30am without[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hadi Ahmed

Sayed Hadi Ahmed is a minor being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Dry Dock Detention Center, meant only for adult populations. He was 15 at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. At midnight on 13 December 2016, Sayed Hadi was asleep at his grandfather’s home in Bani Jamra.[…]