Political Prisoners Remain Incommunicado Days After Assaults by Police at Bahrain’s Central Prison

20 April 2021 – Several political prisoners at Jau Prison in Bahrain remain incommunicado and unable to contact their families after being assaulted by riot police on Saturday 17 April, who entered Building 13 and violently attacked at least 35 inmates for holding a protest against poor prison conditions, the Americans for Democracy and Human[…]

European Parliamentarians call for the Emirati government to be held accountable for systematic violations of human rights 

In an open Letter published on 15 april, a cross-party coalition of EU Parliamentarians have called for urgent action to be taken by the European External Action Service (EEAS) to address the widespread and systematic human rights abuses committed by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The letter, which was published in light[…]

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Profile in Persecution: Hasan Asad Jasim Jasim Nesaif

Hasan Asad Jasim Jasim Nesaif was a 20-year-old Bahraini student when he was arrested without a warrant in an ambush in the al-Naim area following a raid on his family home. Hasan was tortured and subjected to several human rights violations, including his right to due process and a fair trial. He is currently held[…]

Belgian Senator Raises Alarm Over Worsening Covid-19 Outbreak in Bahraini Prisons

A member of the Belgian Senate, Philippe Courard, tabled a written question to the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmes, regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak in Bahraini prisons.  Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes this parliamentary question and thanks Senator Courard for bringing attention to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in[…]

A Summary of ADHRB’s Engagement at HRC46

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was held virtually between 22 February and 23 March 2021. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomed the 46th session as an opportunity to draw attention to the deteriorating human rights condition in Bahrain and[…]