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Ghada Jamsheer at risk of re-arrest for tweets

Ghada Jamsheer at risk of re-arrest for tweets

Bahraini human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer is in danger of being re-arrested following the decision of an appeals court to increase her sentence. The charges are in relation to several tweets attributed to Jamsheer in which she accused the royally-operated King Hamad Hospital of corruption. Jamsheer leads  a network of […]

Travel Ban Prevents Journalist From Leaving Bahrain

Travel Ban Prevents Journalist From Leaving Bahrain

In 2011, Nazeeha Saeed, a journalist, arrived at the Pearl Roundabout to report on the protests.  Later, Bahraini officials called her in for an interrogation where she suffered abuse. Now, in 2016 Saeed continues to be punished by the government for her coverage of the 2011 protests in the form […]

Worker Bans Not Enough to Stop Human Trafficking in the UAE

Worker Bans Not Enough to Stop Human Trafficking in the UAE

Despite domestic worker labor bans, abuse against Indonesian women is still widespread in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Less than one week ago, an Emirati court sentenced three human traffickers to prison. They will each spend three years in jail for forcing an Indonesian women into prostitution. Instead of protecting […]

HRC32: ADHRB doubts Saudi Arabia’s commitment to UPR recommendations

HRC32: ADHRB doubts Saudi Arabia’s commitment to UPR recommendations

On June 27, Ranya Alammar on behalf of  ADHRB delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Americans for […]