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ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain Disregards the UN Special Procedures

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain Disregards the UN Special Procedures

On March 11, 2016, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei delivered an Item 3 oral intervention at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR during which he raised concerns at Bahrain’s disregard for the work of the UN Special Procedures. Please continue reading for his […]

Saudi Authorities Reportedly Beat and Arrest UK National

Saudi Authorities Reportedly Beat and Arrest UK National

On 22 February 2016, Saudi police reportedly beat and arrested a UK national inside the Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque during the Umrah pilgrimage. According to several Scottish media outlets, Saudi police beat Edinburgh Resident Kausar Uddin in front of his family after he supposedly tripped and fell into a policeman. Uddin’s […]

ADHRB at HRC: Executions in Saudi Arabia

ADHRB at HRC: Executions in Saudi Arabia

  On March 9, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Ali Aldubaisi delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions, in which he raised the issue […]

Shia clerics reject sectarianism and call for equality

Shia clerics reject sectarianism and call for equality

In response to the 2011 pro-democracy movement, Bahrain, with the help of Saudi Arabia, suppressed the protests and accused Shia Iran of meddling in Bahraini affairs, giving the protests a decidedly sectarian cast. On March 8, 2016, however, a group of 39 Bahraini Shia clerics insisted that there had never […]

ADHRB at HRC: Bahraini Shia Face Systematic Discrimination

ADHRB at HRC: Bahraini Shia Face Systematic Discrimination

  On March 9, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei delivered an oral intervention during an Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion. On behalf of ADHRB, BCHR, and BIRD, he addressed the Government of Bahrain’s systematic pattern […]