Tag: Campaigns

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 […]

ADHRB and other NGOs petition for release of Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami

ADHRB and other NGOs petition for release of Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom Now, Amnesty International, English PEN, PEN International, and Split this Rock held demonstrations on Thursday, 25 February, in London and Washington to call for the release of Mohammed al-Ajami, a Qatari poet who has been imprisoned since 2011. Qatari authorities […]

One Week Until Trial of Salim al-Aradi and the al-Darats in the UAE

One Week Until Trial of Salim al-Aradi and the al-Darats in the UAE

Next Monday, on 15 February, Salim al-Aradi is due to appear before an Emirati court along with three other Libyan nationals, including the Libyan-Americans Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat. After months of delay, the Emirati government finally disclosed the prosecution file on al-Aradi and the other defendants, which accuses them of […]

Fact Check: The Truth About Sheikh Nimr

Fact Check: The Truth About Sheikh Nimr

Since arresting leading Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in July 2012, the Government of Saudi Arabia has worked to propagate a series of misperceptions aimed at degrading Sheikh Nimr’s record as a peaceful opposition figure. However, a review of Sheikh Nimr’s speeches and opposition activities demonstrates that government claims do not hold up […]

October Champions for Justice: Teachers

October Champions for Justice: Teachers

Teachers have been at the forefront of Bahrain’s peaceful protests and democratic movement. They have also been amongst the harshest-treated victims of unfair trial and abuse. In 2011, the Bahrain Teacher’s Association (BTA) was a leading union calling for strike action in solidarity with the protests. The government subsequently dissolved […]