The Arab Spring in the Gulf countries – 10 years later

Ten years after the beginning of the pro-democratic movements in the Gulf region, the Italian team of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain organized an event on the 17th of February to commemorate the demonstrations in Manama and to discuss the current human rights situation in the Gulf. The webinar began with the[…]

Call on the UNHRC to address UAE pandemic response in its prison system

In a collaborative effort, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (ADHRB), the International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) and the International Campaign for Freedom in the UAE (ICFUAE) submitted a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council for its Regular Session, commencing 22 February 2021.   In light of the Covid-19 pandemic,[…]

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Three Irish Deputies ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs about Bahrain’s human rights abuses and Hassan Mushaima

 Three deputies of the Dáil Éireann – Niall Collins, Joan Collins, and Michael Creed – submitted one question each, to the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney; regarding the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain and the efforts Ireland can make towards the release of Hasan Mushaima, the leader of the political opposition in[…]

Profile in Persecution: Hasan Radhi AlBaqali

Hasan Radhi AlBaqali was a 28-year-old security personnel at a private company when he was arrested by Omani authorities on 22 February 2016 at Muscat Airport Oman based on Bahrain’s allegations, via INTERPOL, that he was a fugitive from justice. During his detention, he was subjected to torture and to several human rights violations. Recently,[…]

Kuwait: End Discrimination and Provide Nationality for Bidoon Population

The Government of Kuwait must cease human rights violations against its own Bidoon population. Since Kuwait gained independence in 1961, the government has perpetrated a continuous system of institutionalized discrimination, repression, and degrading treatment against the Bidoon, a stateless minority. These acts violate fundamental human rights of the Bidoon, as well as international law obligations[…]