Profile in Persecution: Ahmed Fadhel Hobail

Ahmed Fadhel Hobail was only 15 years old when he was summoned and then arrested in 2021. He was subjected to threats and other forms of violence throughout the process of interrogation. Ahmed is currently serving his one-year sentence in a center for orphans or children with unknown parents. When Ahmed was first summoned in[…]

US-UK-Bahrain relations – when political calculations matter more than human rights

“We shall continue on the path of peaceful resistance!”- Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, founder of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and former President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), upon receiving his prison sentence for peacefully exercising his fundamental freedoms during the 2011 pro-democracy movement. Al-Khawaja is currently serving a life sentence. Statements[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohamed, Muqtada, and Muntadher Jaafar AlKuwaiti 

Mohamed, Muqtada, and Muntadher AlKuwaiti are three young brothers who were only between 14 and 15 years old when they were arrested in 2021. They suffered various violations for months considering their young age and have been sentenced to a year in prison. They are currently serving their sentence at a center for orphans and children[…]

Chronology of Violations: from arrest to detention

 Through its documentation of various cases of Bahraini individuals currently held in Dry Dock Detention Center, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has identified a set of systemic practices perpetrated by Bahraini authorities, which violate international law and standards of human rights. ADHRB would like to express concern over the expanding campaign[…]

US Congress Calls for Report from State Department on Political Prisoners in Bahrain

President Joe Biden has signed into law a legislation that calls for an accounting by the US State Department of its efforts to free political prisoners in Bahrain. The Statement accompanying the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act states, “Not later than 60 days after the enactment of the Act, the Secretary of State shall[…]