Profile In Persecution: Ali Naser Ahmed

Ali Naser Ahmed, the grandson of the spiritual leader of the Shia community in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa Qasim, was a 22-year-old Industrial Secondary School student when he was arrested without a warrant by Bahraini authorities during a raid on his home. Ali was tortured, forced to sign a confession to crimes he did not commit,[…]

Bahrain Orders Detention of Brothers of Political Prisoner Over Peaceful Protests

7 April 2021 – Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor has ordered the detention of three brothers from Karbabad this morning on suspicion of illegal gathering over their participation in a peaceful demonstrations calling for the release of their brother, political prisoner Mohammed Hameed Abdulla Hasan AlDaqqaq, as protests continue across the country over an outbreak of coronavirus[…]

60th Birthday Behind Bars: Joint Call for the release of Bahraini activist, Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja

Americans for democracy and human rights in Bahrain joins human rights organisations from across the globe in calling for the unconditional and immediate release of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja, who turns 60 on 5 April. On April 5 Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 2021 marks 10 years since Bahraini[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Falah Mohsen Fadhul

Sayed Falah Mohsen Fadhul, a Bahraini high school student, was only 15 years old when authorities arrested him from his family’s apartment on 16 January 2020. Baselessly accused of joining a terrorist organization affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and wroking to avenge Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, Sayed Falah was convicted along with 17 defendants in what[…]

HRC46 Written Statement: Political Prisoners in Bahrain

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement, to the Human Rights Council during its 46th session concerning Political Prisoners in Bahrain. Continue reading below for the full text of the statement, or click here for PDF