Abdulwahab Hussain: February’s Champion for Justice

Abdulwahab Hussain Abdulwahab Hussain is a philosopher and social critic with a long history of activism in Bahrain. Born in Nuwaidrat, Hussain earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Kuwait University in 1977. Hussain worked as both a teacher and a social worker until he was dismissed from his posts on account of his political activities. During[…]

Closure of Ulama Signifies Continuation of Systematic Religious Freedom Violations in Bahrain

In the most recent blow to religious freedom in Bahrain, a court today ordered the closure of the Ulama Islamic Council and the liquidation of all its assets following a lawsuit submitted by the Justice Ministry in September 2013. The lawsuit accused the organization of political involvement and illegal operations. The apolitical Ulama Council and[…]

Bahrain Must Ratify the Convention on Migrant Workers

International attention has intensified on the plight of foreign workers building stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and rightly so.  The workers are forced to live and work in horrendous conditions, with many believed to be in this position as a result of forced trafficking.  The Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA)[…]

ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 35

Tom Lantos Human Rights Committee Holds Hearing on Prisoners of Conscience  USCIRF Chair Robert George Holds Photo of Nabeel Rajab On 16 January, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) held aDefending Freedoms Hearing: Highlighting the Plight of Political Prisoners around the World, which aimed to address the plight of human rights defenders who find themselves victims of their oppressive[…]