HRC38 Oral Intervention: Item 3 GD: Denial of Healthcare to Prisoners in Bahrain

On Monday 25 June, at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, Bridget Quitter delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 General Debate calling attention to the Bahraini government’s denial of healthcare to prisoners in Isa Town Women’s Prison and the notorious Jau Prison. Bahraini authorities have targeted in particular, high profile political[…]

Bahrain denies Danish MP and Human Rights Activist Entry to Celebrate Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s 57th Birthday

On 3 April, Danish MP Lars Aslan Rasmussen and the Director of the Human Rights Defender program for Human Rights First (HRF) and advisor at Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Brian Dooley, attempted to visit Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a prominent jailed Bahraini human rights activist, to celebrate al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday on 5 April. The pair[…]

NGOs call for release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrest

Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for his immediate release and[…]

HRC37 GCHR – CIVICUS – ADHRB Side Event on Bahrain’s Judiciary

On Tuesday 13 March, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) participated in a joint side event organized by the Gulf Center for Human Rights and CIVICUS. Cosponsoring the event are the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, the International Service for Human Rights, Committee to Protect Journalists, Federation of International[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Torture of HRDs and Political Activists in Bahrain

On 9 March 2018 at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Michael Payne, ADHRB’s Director of Advocacy, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 General Debate on torture and ill-treatment against political activists and human rights defenders in Bahrain. In his intervention, Payne raised the cases of rights defenders Nabeel Rajab, Dr.[…]