Tag: Mandela Rules

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ebrahim Ahmed

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 […]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Saeed Isa

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 […]

Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned, call for his release from prison, and barring that, for improved standards in Jau prison. Al-Khawaja is the Founder and Former […]

Khaled Al-Omair and Saudi Arabia’s Abusive Prison Practices

Khaled Al-Omair and Saudi Arabia’s Abusive Prison Practices

On 12 April 2017, the Saudi Arabian government released human rights defender Khaled Al-Omair from prison, more than six months after the completion of his eight-year sentence. He had been imprisoned on charges including “breaking obedience with the ruler” and “embarking on a protest.” These charges related to his attempts […]