ADHRB Applauds TLHRC Defending Freedoms Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – January 16, 2014 – Today, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) held a Defending Freedoms Hearing: Highlighting the Plight of Prisoners of Conscience around the World, which aimed to address the plight of human rights defenders who find themselves victims of their oppressive government. The hearing featured testimony from six witnesses,[…]

Actions in Support of January’s Champion for Justice: Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

During the month of January, ADHRB is asking all defenders of human rights to take part in highlighting Champion for Justice Abdulhadi al-Khawaja by joining our #FreeKhawaja Twitter campaign every Friday and changing their Facebook profile picture to the picture on the right for the rest of the month. Want to do more? Use our template to[…]

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South Korea Suspends Tear Gas to Bahrain On 7 January, the Government of South Korea announced an indefinite suspension of all exports of tear gas to the Kingdom of Bahrain in response to repeated calls from advocacy and human rights group protesting a purchase request made by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior to a South Korean company for 1.6 million units of[…]

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Abdulhadi al-Khawaja: January’s Champion for Justice Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has spent his life peacefully advocating for the human and civil rights of the people of Bahrain. Al-Khawaja began protesting the Bahraini regime as a student in London. After the Government of Bahrain failed to renew his passport, he stayed in Europe, eventually seeking asylum in Denmark and[…]

Ten-Year Old Speech Offenders: Bahrain’s New Violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

In early December, the Government of Bahrain arrested two children, Jehad Nabeel al-Samee, age 10, and Abdullah Yousif al-Bahraini, age 13, on charges of attacking police officers with stones and illegal gathering and rioting. On 6 January 2014, the government ordered the renewal of their detention, citing the children’s social worker’s failure to provide a[…]