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ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain’s concerning human rights situation

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain’s concerning human rights situation

On March 23, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Isabel Cerda Marcos delivered an oral intervention during the Item 2 General Debate on behalf of Alsalam Foundation, ADHRB, BCHR, and BIRD, in which she echoed the High Commissioner in his assessment on the concerning nature of […]

ADHRB at HRC: Continued Concern for Human Rights in Oman’s UPR Outcome

ADHRB at HRC: Continued Concern for Human Rights in Oman’s UPR Outcome

On March 17, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during Item 6’s UPR outcomes on Oman, in which he expressed the organization’s continued concern for the human rights situation in Oman. Please […]

The Trial of the al-Darats Continues in the UAE

The Trial of the al-Darats Continues in the UAE

The trial of Libyan-American citizens Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat is due to continue today in the UAE. On 18 January, Emirati authorities charged the father and son with providing financial support to two alleged Libyan terrorist groups (neither of which are recognized as terrorist organizations by the UN) after almost […]

Bahrain’s ongoing and systematic criminalization of free expression

Bahrain’s ongoing and systematic criminalization of free expression

On March 18, Michel Forst, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, called on the Government of Bahrain to immediately release Zainab al-Khawaja and to drop all charges against her. Bahraini authorities arrested Ms. al-Khawaja, a prominent Bahraini women’s rights and social media activist, on […]