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Election Tracker: Bahrain Continues Judicial Harassment of Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman, Adjourns Trial to 15 October

Election Tracker: Bahrain Continues Judicial Harassment of Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman, Adjourns Trial to 15 October

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections. See the first post […]

Election Tracker: Bahrain Announces Formation of High Committee for Elections

Election Tracker: Bahrain Announces Formation of High Committee for Elections

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections.     On 18 […]

Bahrain Harasses Shia Clerics Ahead of Ashura Amid Wider Attack on Religious Freedom

Bahrain Harasses Shia Clerics Ahead of Ashura Amid Wider Attack on Religious Freedom

In the lead-up to this year’s Ashura – a prominent holy day for Muslims and particularly the Shia Muslim community – Bahraini authorities have continued to interfere in the peaceful commemoration of the event. Although the majority of Bahrain’s citizen population is Shia, the community faces institutionalized discrimination, and the […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

A Review of Two Years of Bahraini and Saudi Trends in UN Complaints

In the United Nations’ (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) Joint Communications Report (JCR) that was released on Friday, 31 August, there was only one case mentioning Bahrain, while two cases dealt with Saudi Arabia. This is something of an anomaly, as over the last two years there have been six […]