European Parliament adopts resolution on Mohamed Ramadan

4 February 2016 – Brussels Today, 4 February 2016, the European Parliament (EP) adopted by a majority an Urgency Resolution on the case of Ali Mohamed Ramadan, a Bahraini sentenced to death despite being tortured and confessing under duress. The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (ADHRB),[…]

Bahrain’s Miscarriage of Justice in Sentencing 57 Jau Prisoners

Washington, DC – On Monday, 25 January 2016, Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced that a court had sentenced 57 men to additional 15-year jail terms for their alleged involvement in the Jau Prison riots last March. The prosecutor accused the men of having “unleashed acts of chaos, riots and rebellion inside (prison) buildings,” and officially charged[…]

Bahrain Must Lift Nabeel Rajab’s Travel Ban, say NGOs

21 January 2016 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain joined a group of 27 NGOs to call upon Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to lift the travel ban that his government imposed upon human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Find the text of the letter below. His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Isa[…]

NGOs call for Bahrain hunger striker Dr al-Singace’s release

Marking 300 days of his hunger strike, forty-four international NGOs call for the immediate release of Bahrain prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace. Dr al-Singace has foregone food, and subsisted on water and IV fluid injections for sustenance since 21 March 2015. He began his hunger strike in protest to the worsening conditions in Jau[…]

Dispatch: Bahrain Newspapers Sign Restrictive “Charter of Press Ethics”

On 2 December 2015, the Government of Bahrain announced that the editors-in-chief of Bahrain’s six daily newspapers had reviewed and agreed to a new “Charter of Press Ethics” with the Ministry of Information Affairs Authority (IAA). Spearheaded by the Information and Parliamentary Affairs (IPA) Ministry, IPA Minister Isa bin Abdulrahman Al Hammadi stressed that the[…]