Bahrain: Joint Letter on Human Rights Situation to Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Re: Upcoming 56th Session of the Human Rights Council   30 May 2024 Your Excellencies, Ahead of and during the upcoming 56th Session of the Human Rights Council, we urge you and your delegation to raise concerns over the human rights situation in Bahrain, particularly regarding the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders and[…]

Joint Letter: Urgent Medical Care Needed For Imprisoned Bahraini Opposition Leader

On 11 December 2023, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with 15 other human rights organizations, signed a joint letter calling on the King and Crown Prince of Bahrain to urgently and unconditionally release the prominent political dissident in Bahrain, Hassan Mushaima. The letter called for ensuring that the 75 years[…]

Joint Letter: Make any meeting with King Hamad contingent on tangible human rights reforms

14 July 2022 Dear Mr. President, We are writing to raise serious concerns about your confirmed participation in the upcoming Jeddah Summit on 15 and 16 July given that the leaders attending this summit are some of the most brutal authoritarian rulers today. We understand that one-on-one bilateral meetings between heads of state often accompany[…]

Ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix 90 lawmakers slam F1 & FIA for “actively facilitating sportswashing” of Gulf human rights abuses

On 16 March 2022, 90 politicians have Written to President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Mohammed Ben Sulayem, stating that the FIA and Formula 1 (F1) are “actively facilitating sportswashing in Gulf countries” and their failure to raise abuses committed by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE creates a “stark double standard” in[…]

Rights groups condemn F1’s “double standard” for racing in Bahrain amidst “continued institutionalized repression”

15 March 2022 – 27 NGOs wrote to the CEO of Formula 1 (F1), Stefano Domenicali, to condemn the company’s “clear double standard” on Ukraine in comparison to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. Rights groups raised concerns over F1’s failure to engage with rights groups in[…]