Panel Event – Bahrain must immediately release the detained HRDs and other activists

On September 22, 2020, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) co-hosted an online streamed event with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) on the sideline of the 45th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). This event entitled “Bahrain must immediately release[…]

ADHRB raises concerns over Bahrain and UAE’s use of military and security services to violate human rights

On 17 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during on interactive debate with The Special Rapporteur on the use of mercenaries. Madam Vice-President We share the concerns raised by the Working Group’s report on the use of private military and security services to violate[…]

Denmark needs to enlist the EU if they are serious about freeing Bharani-Danish human rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

 Bharani-Danish human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has been unjustly and illegally incarcerated for over nine long years, suffering torture and inhumane degrading treatment. He has been subjected on multiple levels to a blatant denial of basic human rights and suffered enormously at the hands of the Bharani authorities in a flagrant crackdown on dissent after[…]

UN Experts Express their Serious Concerns Over the Use of Torture Against a Minor in order to Secure Forced Confessions

 The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) and the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SR), published a communication sent to the Bahraini government regarding the case of a sixteen-year-old Bahraini student who was charged with assaulting a police officer, manufacturing a fake bomb, burning tyres[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Jaafar Saleh

On 13 July 2015, during the month of Ramadan, Husain Jaafar Saleh was arrested at a bazaar in Al Malikiyah, Bahrain. He was a 27-year-old final-year engineering student at the Bahrain Training Institute and owned a shop that sold bags. Initially, Husain was sentenced in absentia to five years imprisonment. He maintains that he did[…]