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Shia clerics reject sectarianism and call for equality

Shia clerics reject sectarianism and call for equality

In response to the 2011 pro-democracy movement, Bahrain, with the help of Saudi Arabia, suppressed the protests and accused Shia Iran of meddling in Bahraini affairs, giving the protests a decidedly sectarian cast. On March 8, 2016, however, a group of 39 Bahraini Shia clerics insisted that there had never […]

ADHRB at HRC: Bahraini Shia Face Systematic Discrimination

ADHRB at HRC: Bahraini Shia Face Systematic Discrimination

  On March 9, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei delivered an oral intervention during an Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion. On behalf of ADHRB, BCHR, and BIRD, he addressed the Government of Bahrain’s systematic pattern […]

International Women’s Day: Recognizing Activists in the GCC

International Women’s Day: Recognizing Activists in the GCC

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) would like to commemorate International Women’s Day by highlighting the role of courageous women activists in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Samar Badawi Samar Badawi is a prominent Saudi human rights activist who is a recipient of the International Woman of Courage Award. […]

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 […]