Profile in Persecution: Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed

Mahmood Nooh AlSaeed was 30 years old when he was arrested. Prior to his arrest, Mahmood was being persecuted for his political participation in peaceful demonstrations since 2011. Mahmood has been subjected to severe medical negligence, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently held at Jau Prison where his health continues to deteriorate. On[…]

ADHRB deeply condemns the mistreatment of Dr. Al-Singace and calls for his immediate release

Human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, began a hunger strike on Thursday, 8 July, in protest against the degrading treatment he was subjected to by the commanding officer, Mohamed Yusuf Fakhro, in Jau Prison. Such treatment constitutes a violation of his most basic human rights. The officer confiscated his[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Bin Abdulla AlSadeq

Before his arrest, 46-year-old Husain Bin Abdulla AlSadeq was a prominent social activist from Saudi who was involved in religious associations, voluntary charitable committees, and the organization of religious and cultural events, activities and lectures in Qatif. Since his arrest, Husain has been transferred to several prisons and detention centers and has been subjected to[…]

Irish Teachta Dála (TD)’s Question Minister for Foreign Affairs on Bahrain’s Human Rights Situation

Two members of the Dáil Éireann (the Irish lower house)–Violet-Anne Wynne TD and Paul Murphy TD–have tabled questions for the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, in relation to what efforts Ireland have made to hold the Bahraini government accountable for its continuous human rights abuses in the region. The questions also inquired as[…]

Belgian MP Questions Minister of Foreign Affairs on Death of Husain Barakat

 Hugues Bayet, a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, tabled a question in parliament concerning the recent death of Husain Barakat. In his question, Mr. Bayet asked Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, what actions had been taken by her office with regards to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Bahrain, and whether she[…]