Champions for Justice: Victims of Government Reprisals

Since Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising began in 2011, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) have documented numerous cases of government retaliation against human rights defenders and activists. Less well-known, however, are cases of retaliation against these individuals’[…]

Urgent Appeal: Release Prisoner of Conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace as Hunger Strike Reaches 160th Day

Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace is a prisoner of conscience and a member of the Bahrain 13, a group of activists arrested by the Bahraini government for their role in peaceful protests in 2011. Dr. al-Singace is a blogger, academic, and former Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bahrain. Dr. al-Singace is currently serving a[…]

Rights Groups Express Concern as Imprisoned Activist Al-Khawaja Goes Public with Hunger Strike

After several unsuccessful appeals to prison administration officials for adequate medical assistance, leading Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawajahas publicly announced that he has gone on hunger strike in protest at his continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment while in prison.  Al-Khawaja, who began the water-only hunger strike on 2 March 2015, is suffering from serious health[…]

Human Rights Defenders Threatened at the Human Rights Council

On 15 March 2015 during a side event that was organized by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), human rights defenders Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of ADHRB, and Abdulnabi Al-Ekri, President of Bahrain Transparency Society and member of the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), were reportedly threatened by MP Khalid Al-Shaer, Chairman[…]

Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 75

OECD: Bahrain Formula One Complaint Merits Examination 24 October 2014 – The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a UK government panal, has said that it believes that a complaint submitted by Americans for Human Rights & Democracy in Bahrain “merits further examination.” The complaint alleges that companies in charge of running the event in Bahrain failed[…]