Tag: reprisals

Profiles in Persecution: Khalil al-Halwachi

Profiles in Persecution: Khalil al-Halwachi

Khalil al-Halwachi is a 57-year-old Bahraini scholar, former political activist held in the kingdom’s Jau Prison. He was convicted in an unfair, politically motivated trial and has been subjected to ill treatment, including denial of medical care, by detaining authorities. In the early morning of 3 September 2014, a large […]

Bahrain Intensifies Reprisals Against Activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and Family

Bahrain Intensifies Reprisals Against Activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and Family

Amid increasing repression of domestic civil society, the Government of Bahrain has stepped up its reprisal campaign against exiled human rights activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, the Director of Advocacy for the London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD). In recent months, Bahraini authorities have repeatedly targeted four different members […]

HRC37 Intervention on Reprisals on Women Activists in Bahrain

HRC37 Intervention on Reprisals on Women Activists in Bahrain

On 9 March 2018 during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal fellow Bridget Quitter delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB under the Item 3 General Debate. In her intervention, Quitter raised concerns over Bahrain’s targeting of women’s activists for reprisals, in particular Ebtisam al-Saegh. Click […]

Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned, call for his release from prison, and barring that, for improved standards in Jau prison. Al-Khawaja is the Founder and Former […]