Profile in Persecution: Ali Jaafar AlBasri

25-year-old Ali Jaafar AlBasri was a security personnel at a private security company in Bahrain when he was arbitrarily arrested by the Bahraini authorities on 6 November 2019. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Ali is currently detained at the Dry Dock Detention Center. At 3:00 a.m. on 6 November[…]

Profile in Persecution: Saeed Abdulla Alaali

Saeed Abdulla Alaali was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities on his 25th birthday, 21 September 2016. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Since February 2018, Saeed has been held in Jau Prison. At 2am on 21 September 2016, police forces from the Ministry of Interior, officers in civilian clothes, as[…]

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[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Fadhel Abbas

Ali Fadhel Abbas, a 21-year-old garage worker, was arbitrarily arrested in 2019 at the Bahrain International Airport while returning from Iraq, where he visited the shrine of Imam Husain on the 40th day of his martyrdom. He is currently detained in Dry Dock Detention Center, where he has been for almost a year, awaiting the[…]

Profile in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Sahwan

Fadhel Abbas Sahwan was a football player on the first team of the Galali Bahraini Club. Following high school, he worked as a driver at the National Motor Company. On 5 March 2017 he was violently arrested at his grandmother’s house in Sanabis. He was tortured and subjected to an unfair trial. He was imprisoned[…]