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On “Bahraini Women’s Day,” ADHRB stands with Bahrain’s WHRDs

On “Bahraini Women’s Day,” ADHRB stands with Bahrain’s WHRDs

Today, 1 December, is “Bahraini Women’s Day,” a holiday set by the government to honor women’s “contributions in accelerating the national development wheel in the various fields and levels.” Though a positive rhetorical sentiment, the authorities have continued to target Bahraini women human rights defenders (WHRDs) with arbitrary detention, travel […]

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

**Update: It has been confirmed by multiple sources that Sheikh Isa Qassim has been admitted to a private hospital for emergency medical care. He remains in serious condition, and at risk of forced deportation due to the government’s decision to arbitrarily revoke his citizenship. On Sunday 26 November, doctors visited […]

Swiss Journalists detained in the GCC

Swiss Journalists detained in the GCC

On Thursday 9 November, two journalists working for a Swiss news outlet were detained and forcibly disappeared in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Serge Enderlin and Jon Bjorgvinsson were in Abu Dhabi to cover the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and interview the museum’s architect, Jean Nouvel. The pair […]

Saudi activists Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi await results of postponed trials

Saudi activists Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi await results of postponed trials

On 29 and 30 October, Saudi Arabia tried two prominent human rights defenders, Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi respectively. Al-Nukheifi was initially arrested in 2012 after he appeared on a television program and accused Saudi authorities of corruption and human rights violations. Koshak was detained in January 2017 and accused […]