Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Bahrain: Authorities Close Al-Wefaq Political Society

On 14 June 2016, the Justice and Islamic Affairs Ministry of Bahrain filed a legal request to suspend and freeze the assets of Al-Wefaq, the country’s largest opposition society. Hours later, a Bahraini court made an expedited ruling and approved the request. The court has scheduled a hearing on 6 October to decide whether to[…]

HRC32: ADHRB calls for special session on Bahrain

On June 22, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 4.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain[…]

@ADHRB provides live updates regarding Bahrain on Twitter

In the past three weeks, Bahrain has witnessed unrelenting deterioration, the extent of which has been unseen since 2011. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain will continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds in Bahrain on its Twitter feed @ADHRB. On 30 May, the Government of Bahrain increased the sentence of Sheikh[…]

NGOs Strongly Condemn Bahrain’s Government Closing Al-Wefaq

14 June 2016- The Bahraini government today closed Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest political society in the country, on charges that the organization supported sectarianism and terrorism. We, the undersigned NGOs, condemn the Bahraini government’s decision to dissolve al-Wefaq. We express grave concern over the government’s continued persecution of its political opposition and its elevated[…]

ADHRB at HRC: Arbitrarily Detained Political Prisoners in Bahrain

On March 15, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s (ADHRB) International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate. He spoke on behalf of ADHRB, Alsalam Foundation, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain[…]