Event Summary for Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing – Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation

On 11 February 2016, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), in conjunction with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Human Rights First (HRF), held a briefing in the Hart Senate Office Building on the ongoing human rights situation in Bahrain. Panelists included Brian Dooley, Director of the Human Rights Defenders[…]

Event Summary: Rebuild the Roundabout protest

  On Friday February 12, 2016, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) held a protest outside the Bahraini Embassy in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy protests in Bahrain. The protest included a 12-foot inflatable Pearl Roundabout, a monument in Manama that became a symbol for the[…]

NGOs condemn violence against protesters on fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising

16 February 2016 Sunday, 14 February 2016, marked the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising. Bahraini people took to the streets protesting injustice and demanding freedom and democracy. The authorities responded with extensive use of force which resulted in numerous injuries. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD),[…]

NGOs Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Peaceful Uprising

12 February 2016 – Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to call for democratic reform and an end to discriminatory government policies. The Government of Bahrain responded violently, deploying security forces who used excessive force to quell peaceful protests.  Their tactics have resulted in thousands of arrests, hundreds of[…]

ADHRB Files OECD Complaint over Sheikh Salman FIFA Candidacy

10 February 2016 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) filed a complaint with the Swiss Government’s National Contact Point for the OECD[1] Guidelines against FIFA[2] regarding Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa’s candidacy for the FIFA Presidency. The complaint alleges that, in allowing Sheikh Salman to stand for the Presidency, FIFA violated[…]