Tag: Prisoners of Conscience

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, Bahraini anti-government protesters kneel in the street and gesture toward riot police, in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain’s security forces tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests despite a government promise to stop such abuses in the island nation, according to a new report released Monday. The Human Rights Watch report on Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, corresponds with accounts of abuse provided by Amnesty International and local activists.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamari, file)

Profiles in Persecution: Najah Ahmed Yusuf

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 […]

Profiles in Persecution: Ali Jasim al Ghanemi

Profiles in 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 […]

US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on after arriving at Vienna International Airport on July 13, 2014. Kerry landed in Austria early on July 13 to help steer the final stretches of negotiations between global powers and Iran over Tehran's suspect nuclear programme as a deadline for a deal looms. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jim Bourg

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s First Visit to Bahrain

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Manama this week to meet with Bahraini officials and participate in a ministerial meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). With US government sources indicating that “regional security [will likely] dominate” the talks, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in […]

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 […]

NGOs call for Bahrain hunger striker Dr al-Singace’s release

NGOs call for Bahrain hunger striker Dr al-Singace’s release

Marking 300 days of his hunger strike, forty-four international NGOs call for the immediate release of Bahrain prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace. Dr al-Singace has foregone food, and subsisted on water and IV fluid injections for sustenance since 21 March 2015. He began his hunger strike in protest to […]