Newsletter #90




We Are Human Rights Defenders, but Bahrain Says We’re Terrorists



On 31 January 2015, the Bahraini Ministry of the Interior revoked the citizenship of Sayed Alwadaei and 71 others, including journalists, doctors, political activists and a human rights activist, rendering most of them stateless. In the Guardian, Alwadaei asks: When the government of Bahrain equates the work of journalists and human rights defenders to the most brutal murder of innocents, I must ask: is this what Philip Hammond considers the “right direction”?

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Updates from the Ground
  • More than 43 people were arrested, including 2 children
  • 24 individual were sentenced to 123 year in prison
  • 3 trials postponed
  • Dozens of protests and sit-ins took place
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters

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Commentary on Bahrain
Arabic Articles
Deporting an Individual and Revoking the Citizenship of OthersPlease click here for a PDF of this article in English

Detainee Sayed Adnan’s Mother: My Son is Deprived of Medical Care

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Are you a victim of a human rights abuse in Bahrain or Saudi Arabia? Document your case with the Special Procedures of the United Nations through ADHRB’s UN Complaint Program.