Tag: Human Rights

NGOs Welcome European Parliament Resolution on Nabeel Rajab and Bahrain

NGOs Welcome European Parliament Resolution on Nabeel Rajab and Bahrain

14 June 2018 – The European Parliament (EP) today adopted a resolution condemning escalating repression in Bahrain and calling on the government to unconditionally release imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the […]

UAE Human Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor Sentenced to Ten Years for Tweets

UAE Human Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor Sentenced to Ten Years for Tweets

31 May 2018 – On 30 May 2018, Ahmed Mansoor, a prominent United Arab Emirates (UAE) human rights defender, was sentenced to ten years in prison and received a fine of Dh1 million ($272,000 USD) on charges of insulting the “status and prestige of the UAE and its symbols,” and […]