- Name: Ali Abdulemam
- Country: Bahrain
- Status: Missing
- Blog: http://bahrainonline.no-ip.org/
Ali Abdulemam is a Bahraini blogger and father of three. He co-founded Bahrain Online in 1999, which has gone on to be the most popular website in Bahrain. He blogs in support of peaceful democratic reforms in his native country.
Abdulemam was first arrested by Bahraini authorities on February 27th, 2005 because of comments published on his website that were critical of the regime. Two other moderators of the website were also arrested. He was freed on March 14, 2005, only to be rearrested on September 4, 2012 on charges of “spreading false news,” through BahrainOnline.org. He was held in solitary confinement after his arrest and was not granted access to a lawyer. It was feared that he was being tortured.
On February 23,2011, Abdulemam was freed along with other political prisoners and activists. However, in March 2011 Abdulemam disappeared yet again and his whereabouts are still unknown. Shortly after his disappearance, his home was raided, and all of his records and computers were confiscated. Despite his disappearance, he was tried with other opposition figures in June 2011 and accused of plotting a coup against the government. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail. The Bahraini government has denied that Abdulemam is in their custody.