Newsletter #98


NGOs Condemn Arrest of Nabeel Rajab

Recent arrest highlights backwards direction for human rights in Bahrain

Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, said: “Bahrain has carefully chosen this timing for Nabeel’s arrest, one week after the UN Human Rights Council’s session ended and on the eve of the Easter holiday.”

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More from ADHRB 

An Overview of ADHRB Engagement at 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Updates from the Ground in Bahrain

  • More than 44 people arrested, including 6 children
  • 14 people sentenced to more than 80 years in prison
  • More than 33 trials postponed
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters

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Bahrain News

   Into Bahrain’s Jaws of Hell – Nabeel Rajab’s Huffington Post article on Jaw Prison

   Bahrain Arrests Rights Activist Over Tweets About Torture: Includes video of Nabeel’s final statement.

   Bahrain Politician Will Face Trial on April 26 for Criticizing War in Yemen

Arabic Articles

Please click here for a PDF of this article in English

Please click here for a PDF of this article in English

News & Commentary on Nabeel Rajab’s Arrest


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Saudi Arabia


Mapping the Saudi State, Ch. 1

The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice

ADHRB details the workings of the Saudi agency tasked with enforcing the public observance of the government’s interpretation of Islamic law in the first installment of a new series. View the full presentation here.

More News from Saudi Arabia

ADHRB: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Calls for Release of Political Prisoners in Saudi Arabia 

Iran Ranks 3rd on executions list in 2014- Amnesty

Saudi Arabia Warns Canada to Not Support Blogger Sentenced to 1000 Lashes