Despite promises, Zainab al-Khawaja and son remain in detention

On 7 April 2016, Foreign Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said officials would release prominent human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja and her son from prison. “This is a humanitarian issue, and Zainab al-Khawaja will be released pending her case in court,” said Sheikh Khaled in a press release last month. Since the[…]

US Commission on International Religious Freedom Releases 2016 Annual Report

On Tuesday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report detailing the state of religious freedom in the world. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the extensive report describing the conditions for freedom of religion in countries of concern. The chapter on Bahrain details the ongoing[…]

ADHRB Honors Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2016 – Today marks the United Nation’s 23rd World Press Freedom Day, which assesses the state of freedom of the press around the world and commemorates those journalists attacked, imprisoned, and tortured for their work. On this day, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) honors those journalists in Bahrain who[…]

NGOs Send Letter to President Obama calling for discussion of human rights at GCC Summit

18 April 2016 Mr. Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President, This month during your visit to Riyadh, you will undoubtedly reaffirm the “longstanding friendship” between the US and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Although your administration has made the security of[…]

U.S. State Department Releases 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On Wednesday, the United States (US) Department of State released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes these extensive reports detailing the wide range of US human rights concerns in Bahrain and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The report begins by[…]