UN WGAD finds the detention of three young Bahraini brothers arbitrary and subjected to torture, coerced confessions, unfair trials, reprisals, and medical neglect

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published yesterday the opinion it adopted on 22 March 2024 during its 99th session concerning three young Bahraini brothers sentenced between 13 years and six months and 14 years in prison. These Bahraini brothers were arbitrarily arrested and subjected to gruesome human rights violations including torture,[…]

Restricted Freedom … The Bahraini Government’s failure to Implement Transitional Justice for Released Individuals

On 8 April 2024, a royal decree was issued pardoning 1,584 prisoners, including several political prisoners. At first glance, the decree was considered a progressive reform in response to human rights demands aimed at improving the country’s dire rights situation. However, the step was incomplete, revealing that it was merely a means for the regime[…]

ADHRB at #HRC56: #Bahrain must end discrimination against women by following CEDAW recommendations

On 28th June 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 56 during the annual discussion session on the human rights of women. ADHRB expressed concern about Bahrain’s discrimination against women, in violation of the Vienna Declaration. We express concern about Bahrain’s discrimination against women, in violation of the Vienna[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sheikh Abduljalil Radhi Maki (Al-Muqdad)

Updated: Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Muqdad is a prominent 64-year-old Bahraini religious cleric and political opposition leader and activist. He has been serving a life sentence at Jau Prison since 2011 following his warrantless and violent arrest in relation to pro-democracy demonstrations in the country. During his detention, he has been subjected to torture, religion-based insults, enforced[…]

Safeguarding the rights of older people in Bahrain

The Middle East is home to a diverse and dynamic population, with a rich cultural heritage and a rapidly evolving socio-economic landscape. However, amid these changes, the rights of older people often receive insufficient attention. In Bahrain, the plight of older citizens presents a pressing issue that demands urgent action. Older people in Bahrain often[…]