Tag: Prisoners of Conscience

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

The inhumane conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison – which houses political leaders, human rights defenders, and other prisoners of conscience – clearly violate international detention standards. The prison’s unsanitary environment, combined with physical and psychological ill-treatment, poor health care, and obstructed family visits, infringes upon the human rights of prisoners. […]

Profiles in Persecution: Hassan Mushaima

Profiles in Persecution: Hassan Mushaima

Hassan Mushaima is a 70-year-old Bahraini citizen currently serving a life sentence in Jau Prison on political charges. He was sentenced for “attempting to overthrow the government” for his role in the pro-democracy protests in 2011. He remains in Jau Prison, where he has been subjected to ill treatment, including […]