Profile in Persecution: Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace

Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace is a prominent Bahraini human rights activist and former university professor and engineer, serving his life sentence in Jau Prison since 2011. Dr. Abduljalil was arrested and tortured by security officers following his participation in the 2011 pro-democracy protests at the age of 49 and charged with plotting to topple the government.[…]

Performative gestures cannot vanish ongoing religious discrimination in Bahrain

On April 8, 2022, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa, the King’s son and representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, held an interfaith Ramadan gathering at the Cathedral Our Lady of Arabia. In the days leading up to the event, Bahraini officials applauded the gathering as further evidence of the kingdom’s global commitment to[…]

The Interparliamentary Union is granting a dictatorship an opportunity to whitewash its human rights violations.

The recent announcement of Bahrain as the host of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), scheduled for March 2023, represents yet another exemplification of a grim geopolitical truth: the international community is content to excuse egregious behaviors and overlook the abuses of an authoritarian regime that continues to engage in a campaigns of[…]

Biden administration says Bahrain is committing serious rights abuses, Action must follow

On 12 April 2022, the U.S. State Department released its 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) acknowledges that the country report for Bahrain is an improvement on both the breadth and probity of previous publications and finds the recent report to be largely accurate in[…]

Profile in Persecution: AbdulHadi Al-Khawaja

AbdulHadi Al-Khawaja, a prominent Danish-Bahraini human rights activist, has been serving his life sentence at Jau Prison since 2011. AbdulHadi, who was 50 years old at the time of his arrest, was tortured and then tried in relation to his human rights activism and criticism of the government. During his imprisonment, he has been facing[…]