Bahrain Week 2015 – Schedule of Events

BAHRAIN WEEK 2015 – Schedule of Events

Monday, February 9th

Coffee Chat w/Mohamed al-Tajer: Human Rights Attorney from Bahrain

When: 4 PM

Where: Georgetown University Law Center, Hotung 2000

Join us for a casual conversation on human rights and the judicial process in Bahrain with Mohamed al-Tajer. Mr. al-Tajer, a human rights attorney, was arrested by Bahraini police officers and was held in incommunicado detention, with no access to his lawyer or family, for more than five weeks. The Government of Bahrain charged him with publicly inciting hatred of the system of government in Bahrain and spreading malicious news and propaganda for his human rights work.


Wednesday, February 11th

Preventing the Next ISIS                                                                                             RSVP:

When: 9:30 -11:00 AM

Where: Freedom House D.C., 1850 M Street NW, 11th Floor

Please join ADHRB and Freedom House for a discussion of how the United States can further encourage its GCC allies to combat extremism through a respect for basic human rights, and a special video message from Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab. Moderated by Dr. Robert Herman, Freedom House.

Panelists include:

Sarah Margon, Human Rights Watch
Charles Dunne, Freedom House
Mohamed al-Tajer, Bahrain Human Rights Observatory
Frederic Wehry, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Thursday, February 12th

Dear Penpal: Letters from child political prisoners in Bahrain

When: 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: American University School of International Service, Prince Salman bin Hamad Atrium

Join ADHRB and the Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs Program at the American University School of International Service for a photo exhibit featuring letters from Child prisoners in Bahrain. We will be writing letters to the Bahraini King on behalf of the children.


Friday, February 13th

Rally for Bahrain Anniversary

When: 4 PM

Where: Lafayette Square

Join ADHRB and Amnesty MENA DC to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Bahrain pro-democracy movement. Human rights violations continue in Bahrain even years later and the number of political prisoners is on the rise. It’s time to remind the world that the struggle of the Bahraini people for their basic rights is an ongoing one.