A joint Letter Demanding The Release Of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace After a Thousand Days of His Hunger Strike

After a thousand days of his hunger strike, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with 27 other human rights organizations, joined their voices in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. We, the undersigned, call your immediate attention to the deteriorating health of award-winning[…]

Profile in Persecution: Salman Maki Ali

Salman Maki Ali was a 15-year-old Bahraini student and minor when Bahraini authorities arbitrarily arrested him on 21 October 2014 from the street without presenting an arrest warrant.  During detention, he endured torture, enforced disappearance, solitary confinement, denial of access to legal counsel, unfair trials based on confessions extracted under torture, sectarian-based insults, and medical[…]

ADHRB at HRC55: The Required Action is to Empty Prisons of Prisoners of Conscience and Allow the Exercise of the Right to Protest

On 28th March 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 55 under item 9 during the General debate. ADHRB demanded actions to empty prisons of prisoners of conscience and allow the exercise of the right to protest. The discrimination experienced by the Bahraini people in their right to protest[…]

ADHRB at HRC55: We call on Bahrain to end sectarian discrimination and protect religious freedoms

On 27th March 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 55 under item 8 during the General debate. ADHRB condemned Bahrain’s restrictions on Shia religious practices. We express deep concern over Bahrain’s ongoing violations of religious freedom,  especially targeting Shia citizens, which contravene the Vienna Declaration and contradict official[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ayoob Adel Ahmed

Ayoob Adel Ahmed was a 23-year-old Bahraini citizen when Bahraini authorities arbitrarily arrested him for the final time on 14 May 2015. During his detention, he endured numerous violations, including brutal torture, enforced disappearance, sexual harassment, and other abuses. The most severe violations and burdens, however, stem from medical neglect, which has transformed him from[…]