ADHRB submits written statement to the Human Rights Council on Bahrain
On the occasion of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB in conjunction with partner organizations submitted a written statement to the Council regarding human rights in Bahrain, and the abuse of anti-terror legislation.
Updates from the Ground
- Authorities arrested 11 individuals, including 1 child.
- Criminal and appeals courts altered, upheld convictions, and sentenced 51 individuals to 268 years in prison.
- Courts postponed the trials of 79 individuals.
- A Bahraini court revoked the citizenship of 5 individuals.
- The Bahraini judiciary acquitted 3 policemen and reduced the sentences of an officer and 2 policemen from 5 years to 3 years in prison. They were charged with torturing 6 detainees which resulted in the death of one of them.
- A court postponed the trial of 8 individuals who had their citizenship revoked in 2012 to 5 April 2016.
- An individual was fined 200 Bahraini dinars for criticizing parliament members on the social media website Instagram.
Saudi Arabia & Other Gulf States
ADHRB submits written statement on Saudi Arabia to the Human Rights Council
On the occasion of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted for the official record the following written statement regarding human rights in Saudi Arabia.
Are you a victim of a human rights abuse in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or other GCC states?
Document your case with the Special Procedures of the United Nations through ADHRB’s UN Complaint Program.