Tag: Sheikh Ali Salman

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: The Closure of Political Space in Bahrain

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: The Closure of Political Space in Bahrain

On 14 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Human Rights Council’s 35th session under the Item 3 General Debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised the issue of the Bahraini government’s restrictions on political space, noting the closure of al-Wefaq and recent dissolution of […]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahraini Forces Raid Duraz And Dissolve Wa’ad

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahraini Forces Raid Duraz And Dissolve Wa’ad

On 7 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, Maryam al-Khawaja delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the Item 2 Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on free assembly and association. In her intervention, she raised the Bahraini government’s violent raid on […]

Bahrain Upholds Sentence for Fadhel Abbas Amid Attacks on Opposition

Bahrain Upholds Sentence for Fadhel Abbas Amid Attacks on Opposition

On 1 June 2017, activists reported that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld a three-year prison sentence for Fadhel Abbas, the former Secretary-General of the leftist opposition group Al-Wahdawi Political Society (Unitary National Democratic Assemblage). Abbas’s sentence was reduced from five years to three in October 2016 after he was arrested […]

NGOs Call on Bahrain to End Degrading Treatment of Imprisoned Activists

NGOs Call on Bahrain to End Degrading Treatment of Imprisoned Activists

On 30 April 2017, ten human rights NGOs, including ADHRB, called on Bahraini authorities to put an end to their degrading treatment of wrongfully imprisoned activists in the country. The full text of the statement is below. Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and […]

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

On 21 March 2017, Ebrahim Demestani delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 9 and the Durban Declaration on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human […]