Rhetoric over action: Bharani-Danish human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Danish double standards

Over nine years ago, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja was violently dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured by security services and initially tried as a civilian in a military court. He was sentenced to life in prison under broad legislation on trumped-up charges including ‘participating in terrorism to overthrow the government’. It is[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: Bahrain’s detention of Human Rights Defenders

13 March 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s Advocacy Officer delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate oat the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The intervention raised concerns around Bahrain’s continued detention of human rights defenders, including Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Nabeel Rajab,[…]

ADHRB at HRC39 calls attention to political repression ahead of Bahrain’s November elections

On Tuesday 18 September 2018 at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate calling the Council’s attention to the rising political repression surrounding Bahrain’s upcoming parliamentary elections in November 2018. While elections should be[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 raises concerns about ongoing torture in Bahrain despite UPR numerous recommendations

On Friday 29 June, during the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate on behalf of ADHRB in which she criticized Bahrain’s lack of commitment to implementing its UPR recommendations, in particular recommendations on halting torture and ensuring accountability. Click here for[…]

ADHRB Condemns Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison & Prisoner Abuse

On Wednesday 27 June, at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, Michael Payne, ADHRB’s Director of Advocacy, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate. In his intervention, Payne called the Council’s attention to the poor and unsanitary conditions suffered by detainees, in particular high profile prisoners and human rights defenders,[…]