Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

11 September 2015 – Bahrain was prominently featured in a report issued by the Special Procedures concerning communications made on behalf of individuals who allege human rights abuses at the hands of government actors. Two significant complaints concerned Bahrain. The first complaint concerned the arrest and detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab. The second concerned the arbitrary[…]

Upcoming Event at HRC 30 – Counter-Resolutionaries: Overcoming Bahraini Obstinance at the HRC

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Human Rights Watch, Article 19, the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Index on Censorship, English PEN, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), CIVICUS, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights[…]

ADHRB Applauds Introduction of House Companion Bill to BICI Accountability Act of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 September 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the introduction of H.R. 3445, the bipartisan resolution in the United States House of Representatives that would reinstate the US arms sales ban to Bahrain until the country implements all 26 recommendations of the Bahrain Commission of Inquiry[…]

September Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Imprisoned Politicians

Last year marked the first general elections to be held in Bahrain since the pro-democracy uprising of 2011. Since the election, which has been named amongst the worst elections in 2014 alongside those in Syria and Afghanistan, the Government of Bahrain has infringed on the freedoms of political opposition societies across the political spectrum. Al-Wefaq,[…]

Five police officers Acquitted of Torture Despite Credible Evidence

On 2 September 2015, Judge Mohammed Bin Ali al-Khalifa, head judge of the Bahraini High Criminal Court, acquitted 5 police officers who had been temporarily suspended for beating a man during his arrest. The man in question was being arrested on suspicion of drug possession, but was beaten by the police officers in order to[…]