Bahraini Authorities refer Nabeel Rajab to Prosecution for Letter Published in Le Monde

21 December 2016 – Bahraini authorities have today interrogated imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on allegations stemming from a letter he recently published in the French newspaper Le Monde. The undersigned NGOs condemn in the strongest possible terms any further legal action against Rajab for exercising his fundamental right to free expression and call[…]

Rights groups condemn police violence in Diraz

21 December 2016 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Center for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) condemn the violence that occurred earlier this morning when Bahraini security forces raided houses and attacked protesters[…]

Case Update: Dawood al-Marhoon — Saudi Death Row Minor

In October, five Saudi prison officers physically assaulted and beat Dawood al-Marhoon, the 21-year-old Saudi inmate arbitrarily detained on death row, for filing a complaint over his mistreatment in prison. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns this reprisal by Saudi authorities against Dawood. ADHRB calls on the Saudi government to immediately[…]

53 NGOs urge UN to voice support for Nabeel Rajab

20 December 2016 H.E. Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland CC: David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on Free Expression Michele Forst, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Dear Mr. High Commissioner, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to urge your office[…]

18 MEPs urge EU HR Federica Mogherini to take action on human rights in Bahrain

Ms. Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy European External Action Service 1046 Brussels Belgium   Dear Ms. Mogherini, We are writing to urge you to take action on the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, particularly the continued imprisonment of human rights defenders and opposition politicians. We ask[…]