Profiles in Persecution: Haider Jaafar Khair

Haider Jaafar Khair was a high school student when he was arrested at his family’s house. His arrest was warrantless, and, before his trial, Haider was constantly transferred between locations. His lawyer was not present during his interrogation and he was subjected to an unfair trial. He remains in the New Dry Dock Detention Centre.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Abdulla Habib Swar

Abdulla was a student and a football player for Al-Shabab Club when he was arrested in 2019, after authorities pursued him for six years for his participation in the peaceful protest and religious events demanding democracy in 2013. Since his arrest, Abdulla has been tortured and convicted in unfair trials; He is currently in Jau[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Abbas Ismaeel Ghuloom

Abbas Ismaeel Ghuloom was a professional football player in Bahrain, having played for the Manama Club and the national team between the years 2000 and 20O2. He graduated from Ahlia University and worked as an accountant in the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait for seven years. In March 2011, he was violently arrested and tortured.[…]

At HRC 43, Bahrain: Consistent Policy of Torture

Today, an oral intervention was delivered at the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, under Item 3’s Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture. The intervention focused on the arrest and detention of Bahraini activists who have been detained and tortured for their engagement with the Human Rights Council.   Please[…]

Updated Profile in Persecution: Sayed Kadhem Ali

Sayed Kadhem Ali was a former political prisoner, who tragically died from terminal cancer following egregious medical negligence during his detention in Jau Prison between 2015 and 2018. Sayed suffered from a tumor in his brain and despite numerous calls to provide sufficient medical treatment, one of which directly written by UN experts to state[…]