Self-censorship: Bahrainis’ Refuge from the Guillotine of Government Pursuit

Before the commencement of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 26 February 2024, ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain have been exposed. This is despite the government’s vigorous efforts to conceal these violations, particularly the freedom of opinion and expression, by claiming superficial reforms before the international community. However, monitoring the[…]

Bahrain Suppresses Demonstrations Supporting Palestinians and Denouncing the Attack on Gaza

Since the start of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip on 7 October 2023, demonstrations have continued in various Arab and international cities denouncing what UN experts described as a “genocide and ethnic cleansing”, to which defenseless civilians are subjected through the criminal bombing and ongoing Israeli massacres on the besieged Strip, which has[…]

ADHRB calls on the Human Rights Council to hold Saudi Arabia and the UAE accountable for their actions

On 3 July 2019, during the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral statement during the Council’s Item 4 General Debate drawing attention to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to silence dissent and democratic action domestically and[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Use of Excessive and Deadly Force in Duraz Raid

On 14 June 2017, Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdah of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council under the Item 3 General Debate in which he addressed the Special Rapporteurs on assembly and on executions. In his intervention and[…]

Omani courts issue verdicts violating free speech

In August, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) covered the initial arrest of three Azamn newspaper journalists and the paper’s suspension in Oman. The crimes were related to a report Azamn published on 26 July 2016 that criticized Oman’s judicial system. Two days after the report’s release, Omani authorities arrested the founder[…]