Profiles in Persecution: Redha Merza Mushaima

Redha Merza Mushaima is a 30-year-old Bahraini prisoner from Sanabis. He was arbitrarily arrested, prevented from communicating with his family, and tortured at both the Ministry of Interior (MoI)’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) and the Riffa Police Station. He is currently in Jau Prison. At approximately 2:00am on 4 March 2014, a group of Bahraini[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Kadhem Ali

Sayed Kadhem Ali is a 23-year-old carpenter who is being arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied adequate healthcare in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. On 30 June 2015, officers from the Gudaibiya police station arrested Sayed at Bahrain International Airport while on his way to Kuwait. These officers also raided Sayed’s home without a search warrant while armed[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Taha Sayed Shubar

Taha Sayed Shubar is a 36-year-old father who is being arbitrarily detained and tortured in Dry Dock Detention Center. He is also being denied healthcare for his injuries. Taha was arrested on 3 November 2015 by officers in plain clothing and commando forces who raided his workplace. He noted several police jeeps and armored vehicles[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Hasan

Mohamed Ebrahim Hasan is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen currently being detained in Jau Prison on charges of joining a terrorist cell and forging government papers. On 13 February 2014, officers in plain clothing arrested Mohamed at the Bahrain International Airport and transferred him to the Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID). Upon his arrival,[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Fawzeya Mashaalla Mohamed Haji

Fawzeya is a 56-year-old Bahraini woman who is currently being detained in the women’s prison in Isa Town. She has suffered ill treatment in prison, including denial of medical care by Bahraini prison authorities. On 15 December 2017, a group of masked officers in plain clothing arrived in approximately thirty cars and raided Fawzeya’s home.[…]