Tag: United Nations

UN Experts Condemn Detention of Qatari Poet

UN Experts Condemn Detention of Qatari Poet

20 October 2015 – Today, United Nations human rights experts called for the release of the Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami on the second anniversary of his prison sentencing. Al-Ajami is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in Doha for the contents of his poetry. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights […]

At UN, ADHRB, BIRD, & ECDHR Raise Use of Extraterritorial Censorship in GCC States

At UN, ADHRB, BIRD, & ECDHR Raise Use of Extraterritorial Censorship in GCC States

Geneva, Switzerland — 28 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), ECDHR advocacy associate Isabel Cerda Marcos delivered an oral intervention on the extraterritorial censorship of activists and human […]

At UN, ADHRB Quotes Fadhel Abbas to Highlight Restrictions on Free Expression

At UN, ADHRB Quotes Fadhel Abbas to Highlight Restrictions on Free Expression

Geneva, Switzerland — 28 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, ADHRB international advocacy officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on the international trend of increasing restrictions on free expression. To highlight this trend in Bahrain, Payne quoted a letter from imprisoned Bahraini opposition leader, […]