Profile in Persecution: Ali AbdulHusain AlWazeer

Ali AlWazeer was 26 years old when he was arrested in 2014. At the time, he was unemployed. This was the third time Ali was arrested. After being interrogated and convicted in an unfair trial, Ali was imprisoned in Jau Prison, where he remains today. Ali was arrested at Ansar Gallery complex after civilian and[…]

UN Experts Express their Serious Concerns Over the Use of Torture Against a Minor in order to Secure Forced Confessions

 The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) and the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SR), published a communication sent to the Bahraini government regarding the case of a sixteen-year-old Bahraini student who was charged with assaulting a police officer, manufacturing a fake bomb, burning tyres[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Ali Saleh

Salman Ali Saleh was 24 years old when Bahraini authorities arrested him in November 2015. Salman was tortured after he was arrested for alleged possession of explosive materials and collaboration with a terrorist cell. He was also accused of cooperating with wanted persons abroad, though his passport had expired four years prior to his arrest.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Hammad Ali Hammad Ahmed

Ali was deprived from completing his last high school year in the Industrial School in AL-Muharraq, and from playing his favorite game and hobby “Handball”. In 2015, Ali was arrested without a warrant. He endured many human rights violations; he was interrogated without a lawyer, convicted in an unfair trial, and was subjected to torture[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Mohamed Abdulla

Ahmed was a 22-year-old recent graduate who was looking for a job when he was arrested in 2015 without a warrant. Ahmed was subjected to enforced disappearance, interrogated without a lawyer, tortured, and convicted in an unfair trial. He has been the victim of many human rights violations, and his confession has been broadcasted on[…]