Tag: Najah Ahmed Yusuf

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, Bahraini anti-government protesters kneel in the street and gesture toward riot police, in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain’s security forces tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests despite a government promise to stop such abuses in the island nation, according to a new report released Monday. The Human Rights Watch report on Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, corresponds with accounts of abuse provided by Amnesty International and local activists.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamari, file)

Profiles in Persecution: Najah Ahmed Yusuf

The Government of Bahrain has targeted numerous internationally renowned human rights defenders in reprisal for their work. Many, including Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, are known around the world, with their cases documented by human rights organizations, governments, and the United Nations. However, the Bahraini government’s attack on peaceful dissent […]