Profiles in Persecution: Abdulla Jaafar Yusuf

Abdulla Jaafar Yusuf is a 14-year-old Bahraini citizen. Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2018 without a warrant at a religious assembly, interrogated him without a lawyer present, and subjected him to an unfair trial. He is currently imprisoned in the Juvenile Care Center. On 22 September 2018, Abdulla attended a procession in Diah to commemorate[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Husain AlAali

Ali Husain AlAali is a 26-year-old Bahraini citizen. Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2017 without a warrant, tortured him during interrogation, and subjected him to an unfair trial. He is currently imprisoned in Jau Prison. On 26 January 2017, officers from the Special Security Force Command (SSFC), along with officers from the Ministry of Interior[…]

Analysis: Bahrain’s Insufficient Response to the Allegation Letter Published by UN Experts on Human Rights Violations

Find our previous statement on the allegation letter sent to Bahrain on Human Rights Violations in the Mass Trial of the Zulfiqar Brigades here. On 5 November 2018, five UN experts sent an allegation letter to the Kingdom of Bahrain to address the human rights violations in connection to the mass trial of the “Zulfiqar[…]

This Week Marks Two Years Since the Arrest of UAE Human Rights Activist Ahmed Mansoor

Yesterday, 20 March 2019, marked the two-year anniversary of when twelve United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials forcibly arrested Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, at his home in Ajman in 2017. Following his arrest, Mansoor was forcibly disappeared, kept in solitary confinement, and denied access to an attorney. Ahmed Mansoor was arrested in 2017[…]

Profiles in Prosecution: AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen

AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen is an established Bahraini human rights defender and has been an advocate of civil rights in Bahrain since 2011. Also known as a “Father of the Revolution,” AbdulMajeed has a history of being unlawfully arrested for his activism. On 19 September 2018, AbdulMajeed was arrested for participating in a religious ceremony connected[…]