ADHRB at HRC40 calls attention to political prisoners in Bahrain

13 March 2019 – Today, Clara Sanchez Lopez delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) during the Agenda Item 4 General Debate at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In her intervention, Lopez called attention to the plight of political[…]

Open Letter to Members and State Delegations in the Human Rights Council

11 March 2019 – ADHRB takes this opportunity at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, along with Amnesty International, to address an open letter to Council members and observer states, requesting urgent joint action to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain. Please continue reading for the full text of the statement,[…]

Prominent Bahraini Political Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison Weeks Before Election

5 November 2018 – Yesterday, on 4 November 2018, leading Bahraini opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman and two members of the now-dissolved al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Hassan Ali Juma Sultan and Ali Mahdi Ali Al Aswad, were sentenced to life in prison for espionage, overturning acquittals by a lower court. This decision comes just weeks before[…]

UPDATED: Bahrain’s High Court of Appeals Expected to Issue Ruling on Public Prosecution’s Appeal of Sheikh Ali Salman Verdict on 4 November

**Update 15 October 2018 – Today, the High Court of Appeals announced they are scheduled to issue a ruling on the Public Prosecution’s appeal of Sheikh Ali Salman’s ‘not guilty’ verdict on 4 November 2018. If the verdict is upheld, Sheikh Ali Salman is expected to be released in December 2018.  **Update 26 September 2018[…]

Election Tracker: Quasi-Governmental Election Monitor Accuses Critics of “Political Terrorism”

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections. See the previous post on the continued judicial harassment[…]