Ahmed Humeidan

Accusing a journalist of attacking a police station is unprecedented. But that’s what happened to the 26-year-old photographer Ahmed Humeidan. He was arrested on 29 December 2012 for supposedly “storming” a police station on the small island of Sitra, in Bahrain, although he was not there at the time of the incident. This well-known photographer has languished in a cell ever since, subjected to death threats and psychological torture. No doctor has been allowed to examine him. He was given a 10-year jail sentence on 26 March 2014 – no doubt to show that Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has regained full control of the country and its media since the brutally repressed protests of 2011.

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