Joint Letter to Bahrain King: Free 400-day hunger striker Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace

King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa 13 August 2022 Your Majesties, We, the undersigned, are writing to you concerning Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, an academic, activist and blogger imprisoned in Bahrain whose health is declining rapidly. We respectfully urge you to secure[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Arafat Naiser

Husain Naiser is a 16-year-old Bahraini student who was arrested for participating in a peaceful demonstration condemning the normalization agreement between Bahrain and the Israeli occupation. He is currently held in New Dry Dock Prison, serving a one-year-sentence. On 15 June 2022, Husain’s father received a call requesting that he take his son to AlKhamis[…]

United Nations Human Rights Committee Conducts Follow-up Review Of Human Rights Situation in Bahrain, Addresses Escalation of Repression

  On 19 July 2022, the United Nation’s (UN) held the 135th Session of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR). During this session the Special Rapporteur on Follow-up to Concluding Observations, Vasilka Sancin, offered a progress report on Bahrain’s efforts to address those concerns and recommendations raised by the HRC as part of its 3516th meeting[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jaafar Habib Kadhem

Jaafar Habib Kadhem, a 16-year-old Bahraini student, was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison for participating in peaceful demonstrations against Bahrain’s normalization with the Israeli occupation. Despite being a minor, officers arrested and interrogated him alone. He is currently serving his sentence at the New Dry Dock Prison. Before his arrest, Jaafar was[…]

House Raises Concern over Bahrain Government’s Human Rights Abuses, Calls for State Department Report on Upcoming Bahrain Election

The House Appropriations Committee expressed deep concerns over ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain and required the US State Department to prepare a report detailing its actions to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections in Bahrain in November 2022.  The Committee’s actions were included in the Report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2023 State, Foreign[…]