Statement from Hunger Striker on Jau Prison Conditions

 23 August 2019 – Bahraini prisoner Ali Fakhrawi, one of hundreds of Bahraini prisoners on hunger strike, sent a voice recording from Jau Prison, detailing the appalling conditions for individuals in the “isolation” buildings – while they are not held in solitary confinement, they are held with individuals with which they do not share a[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Horrendous Conditions in Jau and Denial of Medical Care

On Wednesday 14 March 2018, ADHRB’s legal fellow Bridget Quitter delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 4 General Debate. In her intervention, Quitter addressed the horrendous conditions inside Bahrain’s Jau prison and Bahraini authorities’ denial of necessary medical care for prisoners, in particular detained human rights defenders and political activists.[…]

Bahrain Sets Final Hearing in Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal for 22 November

Today, 8 November 2017, a Bahraini court pushed the final hearing for leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal trial to 22 November, refusing to hear the defense’s arguments and rejecting his petition for bail. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), has been arbitrarily detained since 13 June 2016 on charges[…]

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 to hold demonstrations protesting Israeli[…]

Bahrain Imposes New Restriction and Denies Medical Care at Jau Prison

29 March 2017 – Over the last three months, the Government of Bahrain has intensified restrictions on inmates at Jau Prison, the country’s largest long-term male detention facility. Authorities have particularly targeted political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for increased abuse, subjecting the remaining eleven members of the “Bahrain 13” to severe deprivation of medical[…]