Italian MP Calls Attention to Human Rights Violations in Bahrain During Parliamentary Session

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Emilio Carelli, a member of the Italian Parliament, presented a question for written response to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. His question focused on the situation of human rights violations in Bahrain, including concerns that “the increased use of the death penalty, the perpetrated use of torture[…]

France’s Feminist Diplomacy and Women’s Rights in the Gulf: Rhetoric over Reality

This article was written in collaboration between the ADHRB Paris team and Gender in Geopolitics Institute. France is a vocal advocate for women’s rights internationally, and the “feminist diplomacy” adopted by the French government in 2018 affirms that gender equality is a priority for France. The International Gender Equality Strategy was adopted to improve the[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohsen Ali Baddaw

Mohsen Ali Baddaw, a Bahraini graduate from the Bahrain Training Institute, was only 24 years old when authorities arrested him from his fiancee’s house in 2015. He was tortured and convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges through unfair trials conducted in absentia or using confessions produced under torture.  On 2 April 2015, the house was surrounded[…]

Prominent Spanish MP Tabled Written Questions on Systematic Human Rights Violations in Bahrain

A member of Spanish Parliament, María Gloria Elizo Serrano, tabled a written question regarding the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in particular the cases of death row inmates and human rights defenders.  Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes this parliamentary question and thanks Deputy Serrano for bringing attention[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Hasan AlAradi

Ali Hasan AlAradi, a student at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Institute of Technology, was only 17 years old when he was first arrested while attending a funeral in Muharraq. Since his arrest, Ali has been transferred to various prisons and detention centers where he has sustained severe physical injuries due to torture and has[…]