November Champions for Justice: Athletes

November 2015 – Athletes and sports figures have played an active part in Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement since it began in February 2011, and the Bahraini government has punished them harshly for it. Police arrested and suspended over 150 athletes, sports personalities, and club staff in relation to the protests. Those arrested include 27 members of[…]

RSVP for “Bahrain’s Stalled Path to Reform”

On Monday, 16 November 2015 at 3:30pm EST, ADHRB will host a panel discussion, entitled “Bahrain’s Stalled Path to Reform,” on a new report analyzing Bahrain’s implementation of the recommendations made by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) since the pro-democracy uprising in February-March 2011. Read on for more information. Click here to RSVP and[…]

UN Body Declares Sheikh Ali Salman Arbitrarily Detained

5 November 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has officially declared Sheikh Ali Salman, the prominent leader of Bahrain’s opposition party al-Wefaq, to be arbitrarily detained by the Bahraini government. The decision, which cites both free expression and due process concerns, requests that the Bahraini government release[…]

NGOS Submit Evidence Linking Sheikh Salman to Human Rights Abuses to FIFA Ethics Committee

3 November 2015, Washington, D.C. – NGOs today submitted evidence to the FIFA Electoral, Ethics and Reform Committee’s challenging the candidacy of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to the presidency of the world football organization. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) contend that Sheikh Salman[…]

End Impunity: Violence against Journalists in Bahrain

2 November 2015 – On this day in 2013, two French journalists were murdered in Mali. To commemorate their loss, the United Nations (UN) proclaimed 2 November the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The corresponding UN resolution dedicated the date to all members of the press who have suffered from violence. It[…]