Human Rights Violations Secure ‘Guilty’ Verdicts in Bahrain Courts: The “Al Ashtar Brigades” Case

United Nations body recognizes violations of international law by Bahrain During its 94th session, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued its opinion regarding four Bahraini individuals who were arbitrarily detained in an unfair mass trial of eight defendants. The four young men, Sayed Mujtaba Saeed Alawi Ali AlKhabbaz (a minor at the time of[…]

CERD Review Finds Bahrain Comes Up Short on Key Human Rights Issues

On 2 December 2022, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) released its 2022 review of the Kingdom of Bahrain. While the Committee made note of some small number of positive developments in the country, it spent most of its time critiquing Bahrain’s human rights record as regards both de[…]

WGAD declares Saudi activist arbitrary detained

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion on its website it adopted during its ninety fourth session concerning Husain Bin Abdulla Bin Yusuf AlSadeq, a 47-year-old Saudi social activist who is currently arbitrarily detained in Saudi Arabia.  AlSadeq, who is from Tarout Island in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia,[…]

Fears grow for Saudi detainees awaiting trial or sentencing, following wave of 30-year-plus prison terms

In light of the unprecedented jail sentences recently issued against peaceful activists and others in Saudi Arabia merely for exercising their freedom of expression, concerns are growing for those who remain in arbitrary detention without charge or are facing prolonged trials or retrial. The undersigned NGOs call on the international community to intensify efforts to[…]

ADHRB and partner organizations raise joint submission on Bahrain for the 41st session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), FIDH, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) have submitted a report assessing Bahrain’s implementation of 3rd UPR cycle recommendations. The submission covers different prevalent human rights issues in Bahrain, namely freedom of expression and freedom of association,[…]