18 Rights Groups urge US President Elect Joseph Biden to ensure the return of Democracy and Human Rights to the center of American foreign policy in Bahrain

On 16 December 2020, 18 human rights groups including Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Freedom House have written to the president elect of the United States, Joseph Biden, congratulating him on his election and urging him to “ensure the return of democracy and human[…]

Event: Peace and Human Rights in the Gulf Region

On 10 December 2020, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) hosted a webinar on ‘Peace and Human Rights issues in the Gulf Region’. The event had four speakers in total: Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of ADHRB, Bahrain; Sarah Leah Whitson, Dr. Saeed al-Shehabi, and Yasmine Taeb; and was chaired by Amela Skiljan, IPB Coordinator, Germany. Skiljan[…]

Joint statement: ICJHR and 8 international organisations call for the release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken

(GENEVA) On Human Rights day which is observed every year on 10 December, the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR), in conjunction with a coalition of 8 NGOs, called on the UAE authorities to immediately release human rights defender and lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. Eight years have passed since Dr. Mohamed Al-Roken was[…]

ADHRB marks International Human Rights Day by highlighting deteriorating rights amidst COVID-19

On 10 December, we will observe International Human Rights Day in commemoration of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year, International Human Rights Day will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and “the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Jameel Abdulla

Ahmed Jameel Abdulla was a 23-year-old employee at the Fun City game store when he was arbitrarily arrested by the Bahraini authorities on 3 November 2019. During his detention, he was subjected to several human rights violations. Ahmed is currently detained at the Dry Dock Detention Center, and he will soon be transferred to Jau[…]