Profile in Persecution: Jaafar Husain Isa

Jaafar Isa was a 24-year-old activist when he was brutally arrested without a warrant in a pre-planned ambush in his village of Bani Jamra in December 2013. He was subjected to severe and continuous torture and mistreatment both after his arrest and during his time in prison. He also suffered multiple health crises because of[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Isa Abdulla Yusuf Jasim

Ali Isa Jasim was a 15 year old high school student when he was arrested without a warrant along with other young boys by officers in civilian clothing. He was subjected to enforced disappearance for a week and denied contact with his family. At only 15 years of age, he was one of 51 individuals[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali

Mohamed AbdulHadi AlBaqali was a 23-year-old Medical Laboratory Technician at a private laboratory when he was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities on 6 November 2019. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Mohamed is currently detained in Jau Prison. At 2 a.m. on 6 November 2019, officers in military clothing, riot[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Hasan Al-Jamri

Ali Hasan Al-Jamri was a 17-year-old high school student when he was arrested without a warrant at his family home in January 2020. He was subsequently subjected to enforced disappearance for 37 days before he was able to see his parents. This, however, remains the only time Ali met with his family after his arrest:[…]

Event: Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings in Bahrain

Today, 16 December, the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) held a webinar in commemoration of Martyr’s Day in Bahrain. The event, entitled ‘Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings’, focused on commemorating those who have lost their lives at the hand of the Bahraini government and to condemn extrajudicial killings, as well as[…]