UAE: Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

16 October 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) alongside 141 NGOs and civil society organizations sent an open letter to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 50th birthday, calling upon him to immediately[…]

Side Event at HRC41: Patterns of Abuse in Oman and the UAE

3 July 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain hosted a side event at the 41st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was co-sponsored by CIVICUS, the Committee to Protect Journalists, English Pen, Frontline Defenders, International Centre for Justice and Human Rights, International Campaign for[…]

The Gulf Remains an Area of Darkness on World Press Freedom Day

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in commemorating World Press Freedom Day. On World Press Freedom Day’s 26th anniversary, ADHRB remains deeply concerned on the status of press freedom in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. These countries[…]

This Week Marks Two Years Since the Arrest of UAE Human Rights Activist Ahmed Mansoor

Yesterday, 20 March 2019, marked the two-year anniversary of when twelve United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials forcibly arrested Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, at his home in Ajman in 2017. Following his arrest, Mansoor was forcibly disappeared, kept in solitary confinement, and denied access to an attorney. Ahmed Mansoor was arrested in 2017[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: the UAE’s use of cybersurveillance tech to monitor activists

1 March 2019 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity to make an intervention under the Ítem 3 Clustered Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on Privacy and on Cultural Rights during the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. During her speech, Margaret McIntyre discussed the negative impact that[…]