Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Jaafar Mohamed Ali (AlShamali)

Mohamed Jaafar Mohamed Ali (AlShamali) was a 15-year-old Bahraini child and school student when he was arbitrarily arrested from his home on 15 July 2012. He was subjected to torture, enforced disappearance, solitary confinement, medical neglect, an unfair trial, reprisals, and ill-treatment. Additionally, he was denied education, access to healthy food, sufficient access to water,[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Ali Adel Maki

Updated: In 2019, Mohamed Ali Adel Maki, a 15-year-old Bahraini student, was arbitrarily arrested without an arrest warrant. During his repeated arrests, Mohamed Ali has faced multiple human rights violations during his detention, including torture, enforced disappearance, and unfair trial. He has been accused of multiple charges and is currently serving his sentence in 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[…]

NGOs Express Concern for Arbitrary Detention of Outstanding Student

20 July 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD) are concerned with the arbitrary detention of 18-year-old student Mustafa Mohammed Ali in Bahrain. We are also concerned by reports that Mustafa’s arbitrary conviction will prevent him from receiving his[…]