At UN, ADHRB Condemns Continued Detention of Qatari Poet

Geneva, Switzerland – 14 September 2015 – On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral intervention at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council concerning the continued detention of Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajemi. Read the translated[…]

15 NGOs Send Letter to UN Special Rapporteurs on Mohammed al-Ajami

On the commencement of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with 14 international NGOs, sent a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Special Rapporteur in the Field of[…]

ADHRB Strongly Condemns the Arrest of Nasser bin Ghaith

25 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the arrest of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, an Emirati economics professor and prominent academic. UAE state security forces arrested bin Ghaith on 18 August, reportedly in relation to his recent tweets about Egypt. A week after the arrest, the government[…]

Stifled Verse: The Case of Mohammed al-Ajami

Since clinching its 2022 World Cup bid, Qatar has faced heightened international scrutiny. As workers have broken ground on elaborate new facilities for the tournament, human rights defenders have pointed to the country’s abusive kafala sponsorship system and the horrible conditions under which migrant laborers work. Yet Qatar engaged in human rights abuses long before its[…]

The Trial of the 94

Although the UAE is rarely mentioned in relation to the Arab Spring, Emiratis did not remain silent in 2011. A group of activists petitioned the president to call for democracy, an elected parliamentary body, and legislative powers for the Federal National Council. A majority of the petitioners belonged to an Islamist organization called al-Islah, which[…]