Profile in Persecution: Hussain Ali Ayyad

Hussain Ali Ayyad was 19 years old, still a student from AlShakhoora, when officers from the Bahraini Ministry of Interior arrested him in 2017. He was tortured and sentenced in an unfair trial and is currently serving a lengthy sentence in Jau Prison. On 27 February 2017, armed civilian officers and riot police raided Hussain’s[…]

The self-respect of democracy

Read anything said about democracy and America by President Kennedy and President Reagan; read anything about Saudi Arabia’s bloody record of its repression of democracy and human rights; then try not to feel embarrassed and angry by the news that the President of the United States is travelling to Saudi Arabia to kiss the ring[…]

Profile in Persecution: Abdulla AbdulKarim AlAnjawi

Abdulla AbdulKarim AlAnjawi is a 23-year-old Bahraini national who was arrested without a warrant from his home by Bahraini authorities in the beginning of 2021. He has been subjected to torture and ill-treatment both during interrogations and while in detention at Jau prison, where he is serving his sentence. At dawn on the 4th of[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Adnan MajedHashem

Sayed Adnan Majed Hashem was a 22-year-old worker at Al-Manhal water factory when he was arrested in October 2018, for the fourth time in his life, from a house in AlDair. Since his detention, Sayed Adnan has suffered physical and psychological torture, as well as religious discrimination at the hands of the Bahraini authorities. He[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Ali Baddaw

Mohamed Ali Mohsen Baddaw, a Bahraini high school student, was only 19 years old when he was arbitrarily detained in 2016, preventing him from completing his studies. He is currently serving his prison sentence in Jau prison where he is being denied medical attention for his Vitiligo. He also was subjected to torture and ill-treatment[…]