Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Recognized as a Finalist for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

On 8 October 2018, Nabeel Rajab was recognized as a shortlisted finalist for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. This prestigious prize is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Václav Havel Library, and the Charta 77 Foundation to honor outstanding civil society action in the defense of human[…]

US Urges Bahrain to end Reprisals against Nabeel Rajab, Sheikh Isa Qassim, Sheikh Ali Salman, and other Civil Society Leaders

31 August 2018 – The United Stated (US) Department of State says it has urged Bahrain to stop its attacks on civil society activists and political opposition leaders according to a communication issued earlier this month. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the State Department’s comments and urges it to publicly[…]

NGOs Applaud UN Decision that Nabeel Rajab is Arbitrarily Detained & Warning Bahrain against “Crimes Against Humanity”

16 August 2018 – Yesterday, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the detention of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The WGAD ultimately determined that Nabeel’s imprisonment is in violation of several norms and laws of international human rights, and that his detention is therefore arbitrary. The[…]

NGOs Welcome European Parliament Resolution on Nabeel Rajab and Bahrain

14 June 2018 – The European Parliament (EP) today adopted a resolution condemning escalating repression in Bahrain and calling on the government to unconditionally release imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Centre for Democracy and[…]

ADHRB Strongly Condemns Bahrain Court’s Decision to Uphold Five-Year Sentence for Nabeel Rajab

Today, 5 June 2018, Bahrain’s High Court of Appeal ruled to uphold the five-year prison sentence against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on charges that clearly violate his right to free expression. Rajab is currently serving a total of seven years in prison in reprisal for his activism. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain[…]