Profile in Persecution: Abdulla Hatem Yusuf

Abdulla Hatem Yusuf was a 15-year-old minor and school student when Bahraini authorities arrested him from his home on 15 May 2015. During his detention, he was subjected to torture, sexual harassment, denial of access to his lawyer during interrogation, and an unfair trial based on confessions extracted under torture. He is currently serving a[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Maki Ali

Husain Ali Maki Ali, a 16-year-old Bahraini high school student and minor, was arrested by Bahraini authorities while he was practicing sports on 12 January 2015, without presenting an arrest warrant. During his detention, he was subjected to torture, forced disappearance, denial of access to legal counsel during interrogation, an unfair trial, solitary confinement, and[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mujtaba AbdulHusain Ali Ahmed

Mujtaba AbdulHusain Ali Ahmed was a 16-year-old high school student when he and his friend Husain Ahmed Habib Darrab were arrested at the latter’s grandfather’s house on 27 August 2019 without a warrant. He was subjected to torture, enforced disappearance, solitary confinement, and reprisal, and has been denied his right to a fair retrial before[…]

Profile in Persecution: Haider Ebrahim Mulla Hasan

Haider Ebrahim Mulla Hasan was a 16-year-old Bahraini child and a student completing his education in school when he was arrested by Bahraini authorities in 2015. He is the youngest of three detained brothers, Mohamed and Hussain. Bahraini authorities forcibly disappeared him and tortured him to extract a forced confession. He was sentenced to 23[…]

Young convicts in the Dry Dock: ongoing violations and delayed justice

On 17 September 2023, approximately 28 young Bahraini detainees in the Dry Dock Detention Center began a new hunger strike in protest against the continued violations committed against them by the prison administration, and the neglect of the relevant state institutions to carry out their duties, notably the National Institution for Human Rights, and the[…]