July Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Death Row Prisoners

In Bahrain, political dissidence can be punishable by death. The Government of Bahrain employ the threat of capital punishment as a means of political intimidation. Between 2011 and 2014, Bahraini courts handed down 11 death sentences; in the last six months, they have handed down at least four more. Disproportionately, these sentences have been based[…]

10 Orgs Call for Release of Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace on 100th Day of Hunger Strike

Nine Bahraini and international NGOs, and the University College Union launched a campaign last week marking the 100th day of detained human rights defender, Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace’s hunger strike. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Gulf Center for Human[…]

ADHRB Expresses Disappointment at Lack of Cooperation Between Bahrain and OHCHR at HRC29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkoG0gkCQo8 On July 1 2015, ADHRB’s UN Liaison Amanda Milani participated in an Item 10 General Debate on the lack of technical cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The intervention was delivered on behalf of the Alsalam Foundation, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain[…]

ADHRB Strongly Condemns Obama Administration’s Decision to Release Arms Sales to Bahrain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 June 2015 Contact: Kate Kizer, kkizer@adhrb.org Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the U.S. administration’s decision to lift the ban on foreign military sales to the Bahrain Defense Force and the National Guard. The State Department notes that its decision to lift the hold on the[…]

Event Notes: “Bahrain Political Prisoners and Human Rights Defenders”

  On 26 June 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the International Federation for Human Rights, World Organization Against Torture, Amnesty International, the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Alsalam Foundation, and Human Rights Watch, co-sponsored[…]