Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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Sheikh Nasser
Spouse Shaikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum
Issue Sheema
Hamad
Mohammad
House Al Khalifa
Father Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Mother Sheia bint Hasan Al-Khrayyesh Al-Ajmi
Born (1987-05-08) 8 May 1987 (age 27)
Riffa, Bahrain
Religion Islam

Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (Arabic: ناصر بن حمد آل خليفة) (born: 8 May 1987) is a member of the Bahraini royal family and the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard[1][2] and president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee.

Early life and education[edit]

Nasser bin Hamad is the eldest son of the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his second wife, Sheia bint Hasan Al-Khrayyesh Al-Ajmi of Kuwait. Nasser bin Hamad is full-brother of Khalid bin Hamad.[3]

He was educated in Bahrain at Ibn Khuldoon National School and then attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom, graduating in August 2006.[3] He is currently serving in the Bahrain Defence Force and leads the Bahrain National Endurance Team.[4]

Races[edit]

He has participated in many regional and international endurance races and won many medals.[5]

In December 2006, Nasser led the Bahrain National Endurance team in the Doha Asian Games and won a silver medal in the individual race and the six-member Bahraini squad came second in the overall team event.[6]

In September 2007, Nasser led the Bahrain National Endurance team in the European Open held at Portugal and came in 8th place in the individual race and the Bahrain team won a silver medal for coming in second place as a team.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He married in Dubai on 28 September 2009 (nikah and 2 October 2009 (milcha)) to Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, the daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[3][7] Together they have one daughter and two sons:

  • Sheema bint Nasser Al Khalifa (born 16 July 2010)[3]
  • Hamad bin Nasser Al Khalifa (born 6 June 2012)[3]
  • Mohammad bin Nasser Al Khalifa (born 6 June 2012)[3]

Torture Allegations[edit]

Sheikh Nasser became the subject of allegations of torture surrounding his participation in the repression of anti-government protests in 2011. During the Arab Spring inspired Bahraini Uprising, three different individuals reported to human rights groups that they had personally been beaten by Nasser.[8]

In May 2014, it was revealed that a British court is looking at whether to overturn a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to grant Nasser immunity from prosecution for torture in the UK over the 2011 allegations.[9]

Titles, styles and awards[edit]

Monarchical styles of
Sheikh Nasser
Emblem of Bahrain.svg
Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sheikh

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 8 May 1987 - 6 March 1999: Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa
  • 6 March 1999 - 14 February 2002: His Excellency Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa
  • 14 February 2002 – present: His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

Honours and awards[edit]

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