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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 […]

Bahrain Sets Final Hearing in Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal for 22 November

Bahrain Sets Final Hearing in Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal for 22 November

Today, 8 November 2017, a Bahraini court pushed the final hearing for leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal trial to 22 November, refusing to hear the defense’s arguments and rejecting his petition for bail. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), has been arbitrarily detained since […]

Changes in Saudi Arabia Might Not Result in a More Open Society

Changes in Saudi Arabia Might Not Result in a More Open Society

Following his September announcement that Saudi Arabia’s driving ban on women will be lifted in 2018, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week unveiled two new measures that are part of his Vision 2030 for Saudi Arabia: the country will allow women to enter sport stadiums and it will build […]

ADHRB calls for US to suspend Bahraini prince’s diplomatic visa

ADHRB calls for US to suspend Bahraini prince’s diplomatic visa

1 November 2017 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted open letters calling on the United States Government to suspend the issuance of diplomatic visas for Bahrain’s Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa pending a full review of his rights record by the Department of State and […]

Bahrain , Manama - Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab take a part in Manama the capital after releasing him from prison

Petition to Free Bahrain’s Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

Click here to sign the petition from Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and RootsAction.org demanding that Nabeel Rajab be freed immediately. See below for more information on Nabeel Rajab and the petition to release him from prison for exercising his right to free expression in Bahrain. ________________________ […]