At UN, ADHRB Condemns Arbitrary Detention and Migrant Abuses in GCC

Geneva, Switzerland — 15 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council concerning both arbitrary detention and abuse of migrant rights by governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In particular, Mr. Payne highlighted the case of Emirati academic Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, imprisoned for exercising his right to free speech. Read the translated text of the intervention here.

A video of the intervention can be accessed here.