ADHRB Calls on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to End Abuse of Disabled Persons on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) observes United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities, established by the UN to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and provide a platform for awareness in civil, political, social, economic, and cultural society. On this day, ADHRB calls[…]

Bahraini refugee at risk of deportation from Thailand to Bahrain where he may face torture

29 November 2018 – On Tuesday 27 November, Thai authorities in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) detained Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraibi, a Bahrain-born man residing in Australia under refugee status. His detention stems from an INTERPOL Red Notice against him, issued upon request of Bahrain on the basis of a 2014 criminal conviction. He has[…]

Profiles in Prosecution: AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen

AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen is an established Bahraini human rights defender and has been an advocate of civil rights in Bahrain since 2011. Also known as a “Father of the Revolution,” AbdulMajeed has a history of being unlawfully arrested for his activism. On 19 September 2018, AbdulMajeed was arrested for participating in a religious ceremony connected[…]

US Senate Votes to Discharge Senate Joint Resolution to Halt US Support in Yemen

28 November 2018 – Today, the Senate voted 63-37 to discharge a bipartisan joint resolution co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to halt United States (US) support for the Saudi military campaign in Yemen. This vote serves as an important procedural step in the legislative process, setting the[…]

Joint Statement: NGOs Express Their Concern for the Lives of Death Row Prisoners at Risk of Imminent Execution by Saudi Government

28 November 2018 – ESOHR, ADHRB and OMCT are concerned over the imminent execution in Saudi Arabia of 15 individuals and call on the government to annul their death sentences. On 1 November 2018, the case of 12 men convicted of spying for Iran and spreading the Shia faith, including that of Abbas Al-Hassan, was[…]