Profile in Persecution: Hasan Ahmed Radhi Mohamed ( Sarhan )
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
4d ago
Hasan Ahmed Radhi Mohamed was a recent high school graduate when Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2012.  He has been subjected to human rights violations on multiple occasions, including torture and unfair trial when was charged in the case of establishing and joining a terrorist cell, the February 14 Coalition, as well as in other cases. He is currently serving his sentence at Jau prison and was recently  placed in the isolation building  with 13 of his fellow prisoners. Hasan was arrested on 23 February 2012 from his house in the village of Eker. Riot police gathered aroun ..read more
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Profile in Persecution: Sayed Ahmed Fuad AlAbbar
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
1w ago
Sayed Ahmed al-Abbar is a 26-year-old old Bahraini from Karrana who was warrantlessly arrested in 2016 and charged in a terrorism and murder case. He was severely tortured to coerce a confession and was sentenced to death. He is currently on the death row and faces the threat of execution at any moment. Prior to his arrest, Sayed Ahmed was wanted and pursued by authorities for nearly a year on charges of rioting and burning tires. His house was raided several times for the purpose of his arrest, but he wouldn’t sleep at home as he anticipated night raids. On 24 April 2016, Ahmed was arres ..read more
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Unable to hide its human rights abuses, Bahrain the focus of UN scrutiny in 2022
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by ADHRB Staff
1w ago
In 2022, human rights violations in Bahrain were repeatedly the focus of the United Nations Special Procedures offices and the bodies responsible for monitoring the implementation of international treaties and agreements. The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued opinions on the cases of political prisoners it considered to be arbitrarily detained by the Bahraini government, calling for their immediate release and compensation. A number of UN Special Rapporteurs also sent joint letters of allegation to the Government of Bahrain, the most prominent of which was the case of human rights ..read more
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Join Letter: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace after a year and half of hunger strike
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by ADHRB Staff
1w ago
15 January 2023 King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad, Your Majesties, We, the undersigned, write to you once more concerning the case of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, an academic, award-winning activist and blogger who is serving a life sentence in Bahrain solely for exercising his human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. On 14 December 2022, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution calling for the release of Al-Singace, alongside other prisoners, “who have been detained and sentenced for merel ..read more
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Profile in persecution: Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
2w ago
Husain Abdulla Marhoon Rashed is a 31 years old bahraini from Al Diraz, who was warrantlessly arrested in 2017, tortured and charged in a terrorist case. He faced numerous violations in fair trial procedures, which led him to confess to the charges brought against him. He was sentenced to death, and after exhausting all legal remedies, is currently on the death row at Jaw prison where he faces the risk of execution at any moment. Previously, Husain was arrested several times before his final arrest in 2017. He was arrested in 2008 for participating in the Martyr’s Day demonstration and then ag ..read more
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Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Abdulla Marhoon Rashed
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
3w ago
Ahmed Abdulla Marhoon Rashed is a 34-year-old Bahraini from Diraz, who was the goalkeeper for Al-Itifaq club and the Bahraini national football team. He was warrantlessly arrested from his home, charged in the terrorism case known as “Al-Ashtar Brigades,” and is currently detained at Dry Dock Detention Center awaiting the court verdict. Ahmed was initially arrested  on 7 August 2012 by armed officers. They raided his house at dawn and arrested him under the pretext that he was wanted by the police. Following his arrest, his family called the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), the P ..read more
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Profile in Persecution: Ebrahim Yusuf AlSamahiji
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by ADHRB Staff
1M ago
Ebrahim Yusuf Ali Ebrahim AlSamahiji is a 46 year old Bahraini from Al Freij, who was warrantlessly arrested in 2015, tortured, and charged in a terrorist case known as the “Nuwaidrat warehouse case”. He is currently serving his sentence at Jau prison.   On 15 October 2015, police cars and masked officers in civilian clothing surrounded Ebrahim’s house.  He was arrested while he was asleep at home with his wife and children. The masked officers did not present an arrest warrant or state the reason for the arrest. They searched the house and confiscated electronic devices includi ..read more
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Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Al-Sahlawi (Updated)
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
1M ago
Husain Ali Al-Sahlawi was a 26 year-old Bahraini bus driver at  a private company when he was arrested by Bahraini authorities in 2012  on fabricated charges and sentenced in absentia. He was subjected to multiple human rights violations during his arrest, trial, and imprisonment. He is currently serving the remainder of his sentence at Jau prison where he continues to face ill-treatment and negligence. In March 2010, while Husain was leaving his grandmother’s house in Karzakkan, he was ambushed by Bahraini security forces and  wounded by three shotgun blasts. His father secured ..read more
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Saudi Arabia is escalating the use of an anti-terrorism law to suppress freedom of opinion and expression
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
1M ago
The year 2022 witnessed more repressive arrest campaigns in Saudi Arabia that targeted citizens and activists on charges related to freedom of opinion and expression. Attacks on freedom of expression and opinion increased after the visit of US President Joe Biden to Saudi Arabia in July 2022, who promised during his election campaign to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its human rights violations. More than a dozen human rights organizations called on President Biden to set strict preconditions before his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including the immediate release of ..read more
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Profile in Persecution: Fadhel Abbas Mohamed
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
by ADHRB Staff
1M ago
Fadhel Abbas Mohamed is a 22-year-old Bahraini citizen who was warrantlessly arrested by Bahraini authorities and is currently serving his time in Dry Dock Prison. His trial was held on 15 November 2022 with the verdict still pending. On 22 November 2021 at 6 a.m., Fadhel’s house was raided by officers who climbed the outer walls and opened the garage door, without presenting any arrest warrant. They searched the living room and confiscated his phone. They took Fadhel to his old house in Nuwaidrat where they thoroughly searched the place, destroyed its contents, and scattered the luggage on th ..read more
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