2 April 2015 – Today at approximately 4:00 PM local time (GMT+3), Bahraini security forces and police arrested Nabeel Rajab, prominent human rights defender and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). Reports indicate that over 20 police vehicles surrounded his home in Bani Jamra, after which […]
On 26 March 2015, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) submitted a statement for the record calling for the release of political prisoners in a number of countries including Saudi Arabia. In the statement, Senator Durbin expressed concerns over Saudi Arabia’s “troubling lack of freedoms for women and the use of obsolete […]
Freedom House today released their Freedom in the World Report 2015, downgrading Bahrain on their political rights to the lowest possible rating and continuing to list the country as “Not Free.” Freedom House highlighted the rating decline noting failings in the 2014 legislative elections in November and the refusal to […]
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy submitted a statement to the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. A copy of the statement is available here.
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights and Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) welcome the decision by the UK High Court to lift the immunity from Bahrain’s Prince Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa for prosecution against torture allegations. The ruling came after the High Court […]