Ibrahim Al-Demistani is a human rights defender, a nurse and secretary general of the Bahrain Nursing Society. Ibrahim, whose son was killed during the 2011 protests, was arrested on 17 March 2011. He served a three year sentence for allegedly ‘hiding and harbouring a fugitive’. This charge related to his treatment of a protestor who was severely injured during a demonstration in the village of Kazakan on 14 March 2011. He was subjected to torture and forced to witness the torture of his colleagues, Dr Ali Al-Ekri and Rula Al-Saffar, and to sign false statements.