Profiles in Persecution: Majeed Ahmed Habib Ahmed

Majeed Ahmed Habib Ahmed is a 37-year-old Bahraini citizen who was arrested in 2013. Bahraini authorities arrested him at his home without a warrant for allegedly attending a protest, and he was subjected to torture and convicted in an unfair trial. He is now being held at Jau Prison. On 7 May 2013, at 4:00am,[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Husain

Mohamed Ebrahim Husain is a 24-year-old Bahraini who was a security guard for a private company. The Bahraini authorities have arrested him on numerous occasions, threatened him, subjected him to torture, and convicted him in unfair trials. He remains in Jau Prison, where the authorities have ignored and neglected his medical needs. Mohamed was first[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ebrahim Ahmed

Husain Ebrahim Ahmed is a 28-year-old Bahraini who was arrested in 2015. Since then Husain has been forcibly disappeared, subjected to an unfair trial and brutal torture, and denied healthcare by Bahraini authorities. On 29 August 2015, officers in plain clothing, officers from the Special Security Force Command (SSFC), and officers from the Ministry of[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Saeed Isa

Sayed Saeed Isa is the father of Sayed Hashem, who died on 31 December 2011 during clashes that erupted between protesters and Bahraini security forces during a peaceful protest in Sitra Town. Since then, Sayed has been targeted by security personnel because of his participation in demonstrations, and because he has publicly spoken about his son’s[…]

HRC38 Oral Intervention: Item 3 GD: Denial of Healthcare to Prisoners in Bahrain

On Monday 25 June, at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, Bridget Quitter delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 General Debate calling attention to the Bahraini government’s denial of healthcare to prisoners in Isa Town Women’s Prison and the notorious Jau Prison. Bahraini authorities have targeted in particular, high profile political[…]