A Repressive Holiday Tradition in the Arab Gulf

28 December 2018 – This post was updated to reflect new information regarding the appeal trial of United Arab Emirates (UAE) human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, which was postponed to New Year’s Eve. 20 December 2018 – Over the last several years, states in the Arab Gulf, especially Bahrain, have looked to Western holidays as[…]

ADHRB Calls on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to End Abuse of Disabled Persons on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) observes United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities, established by the UN to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and provide a platform for awareness in civil, political, social, economic, and cultural society. On this day, ADHRB calls[…]

Joint Statement: NGOs Express Their Concern for the Lives of Death Row Prisoners at Risk of Imminent Execution by Saudi Government

28 November 2018 – ESOHR, ADHRB and OMCT are concerned over the imminent execution in Saudi Arabia of 15 individuals and call on the government to annul their death sentences. On 1 November 2018, the case of 12 men convicted of spying for Iran and spreading the Shia faith, including that of Abbas Al-Hassan, was[…]

Open Letter to Ministry of Interior Ombudsman, National Institution for Human Rights, and Prisoner and Detainee’s Rights Commission

To view a PDF version of this letter, click here. 15 November 2018 Ms. Maria Khoury Chairperson, National Institution for Human Rights Mr. Nawaf Mohamed Al Moawdah Ministry of Interior Ombudsman Prisoner and Detainee’s Rights Commission Dear Ms. Khoury, Mr. AlMoawdah, and Members of the Commission: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

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

**Updated 07 November 2018 – Individuals detained during Ashura, including AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen, have been released except for one. However, clerics continue to be targeted, with two other clerics arrested on 29 October due to their religious discourse around Ashura. **Updated 26 October 2018 – There are clerics who remain in detention since September. On 19 September, AbdulMajeed[…]