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.[…]

Response to Bahrain’s High Level Statement at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), following the statement made today during the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council by Bahrain’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Abdulla Faisal al-Doseri, is concerned with Bahrain’s continued lack of genuine commitment for promoting and protecting international human rights. Mr. al-Doseri took the opportunity during[…]

Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned, call for his release from prison, and barring that, for improved standards in Jau prison. Al-Khawaja is the Founder and Former President of both the Gulf[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Increasing Repression and the UPR Process

On 21 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Executive Director, Husain Abdulla, delivered an oral intervention during Bahrain’s 3rd Cycle UPR review. In his intervention, Abdulla highlighted how the Bahraini government has increased its repression since suppressing the 2012 pro-democracy movement, in particular the detention and abuse of human rights[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Oral Intervention: ID with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

On 13 September, Asma Darwish of Salam for Democracy & Human Rights delivered an intervention at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council under the Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. In her intervention, Darwish raised numerous cases of Bahraini human rights, religious, and political activists who have been[…]