Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 66

 Rights Groups Call for Rehabilitation for Torture Victims in Bahrain ADHRB joined a coalition of NGOs in sending a letter to the King of Bahrain asking for the government to provide victims of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation. The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the Bahrain government following the 2011 uprising, found that government[…]

Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 65

World Equestrian Games 2014: NGOs Launch Campaign against #TorturePrince As we approach the opening of the World Equestrian Games 2014 set to take place in Normandy, France from the 23 August to 7 September, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the International Federation for[…]

ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 51

UPDATE: American Teen on Trial in Bahrain The trial of 17-year old U.S. citizen Abdulla Jaffar has been postponed until Wednesday, May 14 because there were no witnesses for the prosecution present. Though a U.S. Embassy representative was present in the courtroom on Tuesday, Abdulla’s family has expressed disappointment about the lack of action on the part[…]

ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 48

Upcoming Event: From DC to the HRC Please join Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain for the launch of our report examining Bahrain’s implementation of its United Nations Universal Periodic Review recommendations. The event will include a panel discussion on the need for U.S. leadership on Bahrain at the United Nations, and will feature panelists[…]

Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on Third Anniversary of his Arrest

Protesters demand the release of human rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja   The undersigned civil society organizations express their serious concern for the health and well-being of imprisoned Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. Mr. Al-Khawaja was arrested three years ago today, on 9 April 2011, and continues to require medical attention for injuries sustained during[…]