Many of the people targeted by the government and the security
authorities have legal or special statuses and many of them are
well-known individuals in the Bahraini society, including journalists,
lawyers, rights activists, chanters, prominent clerics, athletes,
public activists, and others.
It is clear from the previous table that the clerics are ranked first
in the targeting, noting that all of them are Shiite clerics who
engage in social and political activities, and some of them practice
religious preaching. Human rights activists come second, and the
numbers of activists in public affairs and political activists are
It should be noted that the figure 388 does not represent the total
number of the targeted people, as the number of targeted people,
who were recorded by the BFHR, amounted to 1385 people.