Prominent rights activists previously tortured assaulted by police in Bahrain

The civilian forces arrested on the dawn of Tuesday (July 4, 2017) human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh who was tortured and sexually assaulted during her last arrest.

The civilian forces raided Al-Saegh’s house before arresting her and taking her to unknown place. Sources close to Al-Saegh said that the forces are affiliated to the intelligence.

Front Line Defenders said that the Bahraini human rights activist Al-Saegh was sexually assualted while being interrogated in the National Security Agency building (the Intelligence) on Friday (May 26, 2017).

The NGO said Al-Saegh was tortured and was sexually assaulted by the interrogators in the National Security Agency in Muharraq. She was also subjected to verbal abuse, and interrogators threatened to rape her if she did not put an end to her human rights activities.