Tag: arbitrary detention

June Champions for Justice: The Prisoners of Jau

June Champions for Justice: The Prisoners of Jau

Jau Prison is the largest male detention facility in Bahrain and is used to detain many prisoners of conscience. Conditions at the prison are characterized by inadequate healthcare facilities, unsanitary cells and toilets, and extreme overcrowding: recent estimates place Jau’s current population at more than double its capacity. Prisoners protested […]

May Champions for Justice: The Bahrain 13

May Champions for Justice: The Bahrain 13

The Bahrain 13 are a group of opposition leaders, rights activists, bloggers and Shi’a clerics arrested in connection with their role in the February 2011 protests. They played an influential part in the protests including mobilizing the public opinion against the government, organizing protests and shaping legitimate political demands. This […]

ADHRB Condemns Abuse of Detainees in Jaw Prison

ADHRB Condemns Abuse of Detainees in Jaw Prison

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemn the recurring, violent attacks on prisoners at Jaw Prison since 10 March 2015. On 10 March 2015, Bahraini security forces allegedly attacked prisoners at Jaw Prison using rubber bullets, tear gas, and shotgun pellets. Leaked pictures from Jaw Prison show […]

ADHRB Joins NGO Letter to the EU Concerning the Arrest of Nabeel Rajab

ADHRB Joins NGO Letter to the EU Concerning the Arrest of Nabeel Rajab

On 7 April 2015, a coalition of NGOs including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), the Bahrain Center for Rights and Democracy (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European […]

Bahrain’s Leading Human Rights Defenders on Hunger Strike

Bahrain’s Leading Human Rights Defenders on Hunger Strike

Human Rights Defender and Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace has begun a hunger strike as of March 21st, demanding to receive news of detainees in Jaw Prison and also calling for Jaw Prison to remove the bans on calls and visits to its Building 4, where Dr. al-Singace’s […]