Tag: Bahrain

Profiles of Persecution: Ali Jasim al Ghanemi

Profiles of Persecution: Ali Jasim al Ghanemi

The Government of Bahrain has targeted numerous internationally renowned human rights defenders in reprisal for their work. Many, including Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, are known around the world, with their cases documented by human rights organizations, governments, and the United Nations. However, the Bahraini government’s attack on peaceful dissent […]

Bahrain: NSA Targets Mohamed Sultan, Son of Opposition MP

Bahrain: NSA Targets Mohamed Sultan, Son of Opposition MP

26 June 2017 – Amid an ongoing campaign of reprisals against human rights defenders and political activists, Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) has repeatedly targeted Mohamed Hasan Ali Mohamed Juma Sultan, the son of a former parliamentarian for the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq opposition group. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in […]

HRC35 Item 10 Oral Intervention: Thematic Technical Cooperation with OHCHR

HRC35 Item 10 Oral Intervention: Thematic Technical Cooperation with OHCHR

On 21 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an Item 10 oral intervention during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi addressed technical engagement with OHCHR, stressing that engagement with OHCHR to improve human rights should be taken seriously and states must allow OHCHR the time […]

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

On 20 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 on behalf of ADHRB during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over Bahrain’s implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action’s call for ending discrimination, particularly in the […]