Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 63


Leading Policy Experts Urge Strategic Review and Strong Response to Malinowski Expulsion from Bahrain

Washington, D.C. – On July 31, 2014, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain’s Executive Director, Husain Abdulla, joined 17 policy leaders in urging the Obama administration to strongly respond to the recent expulsion of Tom Malinowski, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Labor, and Human Rights, from Bahrain. The letter calls on the administration to undertake a strategic review of the current U.S.-Bahraini relationship and to “respond swiftly and forcefully to the expulsion of Mr. Malinowski from Bahrain, as failing to do so would endanger U.S. strategic interests in Bahrain and undermine American credibility globally.”
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Updates from the Ground


  • 18 arrested, including one child
  • 70 trials postponed
  • 4 sentences upheld; total to 10 years of incarceration
  • Detention renewed for 8 individuals for 300 days
  • 20 protests take place in different areas of Bahrain
  • Photographer Ammar Abdulrasool arrested for illegal assembly
  • Family of detainee Ahmed Abdulraoof unable to contact him for 2 months
  • Ebrahim al-Demistani ill treated; brother files complaint to Ombudsman
  • Ali al-Banna denied medical care
  • Dair under siege




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