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Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdha

Acting Vice President
Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Two days ago, after arriving in Dublin, my family informed me that I have received a summons for interrogation because I spoke about torture.

Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdha is the acting vice president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR).

Bahrain Protest Context

Following the eruption of protests in February 2011 against government corruption and discrimination of the Shi'a majority population, the situation for human rights defenders in Bahrain became even more dangerous and difficult. Faced with widespread protests and unrest, the authorities responded with harsh measures and a crackdown on protesters, civil society leaders, human rights defenders and pro democracy activists.


Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdha Testimony at the 2013 Dublin Platform