Profile in Persecution: Sayed Hashem Mohsen Fadhul

Sayed Hashem Mohsen Fadhul was an 18-year-old Bahraini national who was arbitrarily arrested in 2015. He has been subjected to torture and ill-treatment on multiple occasions and is currently held in Jau prison where he is serving his sentences. Sayed Hashem was arrested on 30 May 2015 in Bani Jamra as he was going to[…]

Profile in Persecution: Muhammad Bin Alawi Bin Jaafar AlShakhoori

Muhammad Bin Alawi Bin Jaafar AlShakhoori, a 34-year-old Saudi activist in the 2011 democratic movement in Qatif, was arrested without a warrant in 2017 at a checkpoint. He was then forcibly disappeared and tortured, and forced to sign a confession, which resulted in chronic pains and injuries. Muhammad was sentenced on various charges and sent[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Husain (Shaikh)

Husain Ali Husain was a 23-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested without a warrant in an ambush. Husain was tortured and subjected to several human rights violations, including infringements on his due process and fair trial rights. He is currently held in Jau Prison. On 28 December 2018, riot police and intelligence forces set[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mustafa AbdulKarim Khatam

Mustafa AbdulKarim Khatam, a Bahraini national, was 22 years old when he was arbitrarily arrested in 2013. He is currently held in Jau prison where he is being denied urgent medical treatment for his worsening condition after also being subjected to torture and ill-treatment on multiple occasions. On 14 February 2013, Riot police, security police[…]

Press Release: Tools of Repression in the UAE

If you would like to watch the full event, you can do so here. 1 July 2021, At an online-streamed event, which was held on June 29th, high-level panelists, including academic Matthew Hedges, shed light on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) “Tools of repression” in a global economic and political context. Aimed at uncovering the[…]