Naser al-Raas


Age: 33

Kuwaiti-born Canadian human rights activist who made headlines five years ago when he was arrested and jailed for 31 days in Bahrain for taking part in pro-democracy protests during the Arab Spring uprising after he told CBC News he was electrocuted and subjected to mock executions, but who survived the arrest and torture in Bahrain in 2011 to become a vocal defender of human rights after the Canadian government and human rights groups including Amnesty International fought for his release.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: March 7, 1983

Died: September 20, 2016

Toronto, Canada