UN WGAD finds the detention of six Bahrainis arbitrary and subjected to torture, coerced confessions, unfair trial, and medical neglect

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) adopted an opinion on 30 August 2023 during its 97th session concerning six Bahrainis, one of whom was a minor at the time of the arrest. These Bahrainis were arbitrarily arrested and subjected to gruesome human rights violations. Given the severity of the torture inflicted upon[…]

The Cordoba Football Club: A New Tool of Sport Whitewash to Cover Human Rights Violations in Bahrain

13 May 2020 – Yesterday, the Spanish national newspaper El Mundo the second largest newspaper in the country published an article denouncing the latest Bahraini ruling family’s attempt to bolster their public image, following their purchase and control of the Cordoba Football Club. The club was acquired by the Bahraini Infinity Company last December, and[…]

ADHRB, FIDH, and OMCT Submit Joint Submission to Saudi Arabia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) in cooperation with International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) put forth a Joint Submission to Saudi Arabia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review. In this report ADHRB, and FIDH assess the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s implementation of its[…]

UN includes ADHRB assessment in UPR stakeholder report on the UAE, reveals failure to reform

In advance of the 29th Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights (UPR), scheduled for 15-26 January 2018, nearly 20 stakeholders submitted information on reform efforts made by the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which will come under its third-cycle review[…]