Tag: Human Rights

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, Capital Manama: Bahraini Shia Muslem Women attending anti-government rally in front of the United Nations in the Capital Manama, on December 14, 2011.

Bahrain’s Forgotten Workers: A Status Report on Labor Discrimination and Forced Dismissals since 2011

On 13 June 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reviewed progress made by the Government of Bahrain toward rectifying outstanding complaints of labor discrimination, implementing the two associated Tripartite Agreements of 2012 and 2014, and generally adhering to international standards for protecting the rights of workers. It found that the […]

Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement

Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is pleased to release Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement, a report detailing how Bahrain’s authorities have worked to dismantle independent civil society and undermine substantive cooperation with the international human rights community. Mirroring the government’s two-pronged approach, it begins by analyzing […]

Bahrain suspends Al-Wasat, further restricting press freedom

Bahrain suspends Al-Wasat, further restricting press freedom

6 June 2017 – Two days ago, on 4 June 2017, Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) indefinitely suspended both the print and online publication of Al-Wasat, Bahrain’s only independent newspaper. This move came in response to an article in Al-Wasat’s 4 June issue in which the author discussed events […]