ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 58

An Overview of ADHRB Engagement at the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council


In June 2014, Americans for Democracy &  Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) engaged the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC26) in Geneva, Switzerland to raise awareness of ongoing human rights abuses in Bahrain. ADHRB conducted advocacy meetings with member states, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, NGOs, and United Nations officials and Special Procedures, hosted two side events, conducted oral interventions, and provided commentary.

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Bahrain in the News
 Bahrain urges greater effort towards Gulf Union
Biden Consults Turkey, Bahrain Leaders on Iraq
 Bahrain court acquits opposition leader Khalil Marzook

Commentary on Bahrain
 An ombudsman for all Bahrainis?
 Released activist describes Bahrain as ‘moving backwards’
 Juan Mendez’ Statement on Torture in Bahrain
 France 24–The Interview: Nabeel Rajab

US Government Statements and Reports
 US State Dept: Press Release: Bahrain’s Acquittal of Khalil Marzooq
Readout of VP Joe Biden’s Call with King Hamad

  NGOs Statements on Bahrain
 BIRD Launches Freedom of Bahrain 13 Campaign
Bahrain–Stop the Systematic Torture

Arabic Articles
Bapco Hires 400 New Employees–Signs of Discrimination
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Torture Victims Recount their Stories
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