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ADHRB at HRC: Prisoners in Jau Prison Continue to Face Ill-treatment

ADHRB at HRC: Prisoners in Jau Prison Continue to Face Ill-treatment

On March 8, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Ibrahim al-Demistani delivered an oral intervention at the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture, in which he addressed the continuing torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in Jau Prison, including the prisoners’ lack of much […]

ADHRB at HRC: Use of Excessive Force Against Children

ADHRB at HRC: Use of Excessive Force Against Children

On March 8, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Mrs. Seddiqa al-Jazeeri delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR during the Item 3 Clustered Debate on Violence Against Children, and the Rights of the Child. She spoke about the Government of Bahrain’s continuing use […]

Despite ongoing human rights abuses the UK sells weapons to Bahrain

Despite ongoing human rights abuses the UK sells weapons to Bahrain

Isa al-Aali, a Bahraini activist, revealed to the Campaign Against Arms Trade that he was arrested and tortured by Bahraini authorities for attending a protest in 2013. Authorities accused him of throwing Molotov cocktails, and threatened to cut off his genitals unless he provided them with information. Al-Aali repeatedly denied […]

ADHRB at HRC: Children Face Abuses in the Hands of the Bahraini Government

ADHRB at HRC: Children Face Abuses in the Hands of the Bahraini Government

On March 7, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Mr. Ali Ahmed al-Jazeeri delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR during the Item 3 Clustered Debate on Violence Against Children, and the Rights of the Child. Mr. al-Jazeeri addressed the abuses that children […]

Human Rights Professor Recommends Reforms for Qatar’s Kafala System

Human Rights Professor Recommends Reforms for Qatar’s Kafala System

Professor of migration, human rights and ethics at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies’ (QFIS) Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Rajai Jureidini, has urged employers to provide migrant workers with actual meals rather than monetary food allowances. Given Qatar’s high cost of living, the monthly stipend many workers […]