Profiles in Persecution: Jasim Mohamed Ebrahim

z28 year old Jasim Mohamed Ebrahim was arrested in November 2015 by Bahraini authorities on account of terror-related charges for joining a terrorist group named “Zulfiqar Brigades” and sentenced to life imprisonment. After being accused in a mass trial, his citizenship was revoked Following his arbitrary detention, he is serving a life sentence at the[…]

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion: 20 Bahrainis are Arbitrary Detained as part of “Zulfiqar trial”

  The United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the cases of 20 Bahraini citizens convicted by the Bahraini Fourth High Criminal Court on 15 May 2018, following a mass trial involving 138 defendants. These 138 defendants were convicted for their alleged involvement in a terrorist cell, called the[…]

UN Experts Send Follow-Up Letter to Bahrain on Zulfiqar Mass Trial, Highlight Failure of Oversight Mechanisms

On 14 October 2019, five United Nations (UN) Special Procedures offices sent an Allegation Letter to Bahrain concerning the trial of the so-called “Zulfiqar Brigades,” a mass trial of 138 defendants, in which 115 were convicted. The Special Procedures offices sent a previous communication on 5 November 2018, detailing allegations of enforced disappearances, torture to[…]

ADHRB Remains Concerned About Bahrain’s Arbitrary Deprivation of Citizenship

22 April 2019 – On Saturday 20 April, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa AlKhalifa issued an order reinstating the citizenship of 551 individuals previously stripped of their Bahraini citizenship through criminal convictions. Since 2012, the Bahraini government has denationalized 990 people, meaning that the status of 439 persons born with Bahraini citizenship remains unknown. This[…]

ADHRB Condemns the Verdicts Issued in the “Bahrain Hezbollah” Case and the Denationalization of 138 Defendants

17 April 2019 – Yesterday, Bahrain’s Fourth High Criminal Court issued the final verdict in the trial of the so-called Bahrain Hezbollah cell. Despite concerns regarding arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment, the court revoked the citizenship of all but one of 139 defendants on terrorism charges in a mass trial involving 169 defendants. This is[…]