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.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Ali

Mohamed Ebrahim Ali is a Bahraini citizen who has been convicted in two separate unfair trials and repeatedly tortured by the authorities. At the time of his arrest in 2012, he was just 15 years old. Mohamed is currently being held in Jau Prison. On 15 July 2012, masked men in civilian clothing surrounded Mohamed’s[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Ali Saleh

Sayed Ali Saleh is a minor who is being arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. He was a 15 year-old student at the time of his arrest, and has been subjected to torture on multiple occasions. Sayed Ali was arrested on 27 November 2015 by plainclothes officers for driving a car without a license. The[…]

Saudi Girls Can Attend Gym Class, but Guardianship Still Lurks

On Tuesday 11 July, the Saudi Ministry of Education (MoE) announced that schools will provide physical education classes to girls for the first time in the kingdom’s history. This development marks a rare, if slight loosening of the restrictions placed on women in one of the world’s most restrictive societies. The decision is part of[…]

State media whitewashes Bahrain’s human rights violations against children

On 30 July 2016, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the state news agency of Bahrain, released a statement on behalf of The Labour and Social Development Ministry regarding the activities of its National Child Committee. BNA noted that the Ministry and the Committee will convene to submit a 2017 report to the United Nations Committee[…]