ADHRB Weekly Newsletter #85

Bahrain’s Embrace of Extremism By Husain Abdulla & Matar Ibrahim Matar The Bahraini government’s stance goes beyond rejecting moderation. By choosing to take a hard-line and oppressive stance against even peaceful dissent, the government empowers all those who would use violence. This may be precisely what the government is counting on. By removing all avenues[…]

Human Rights Defender Mohammed Al-Maskati Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison

5 January 2015 – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy express their strong concern regarding the 31 December sentencing of human rights defender Mohammed Al-Maskati to six months in prison. The charges against Mr. Al-Maskati are related to his internationally-guaranteed[…]