ADHRB at HRC55: We call on Bahrain to end sectarian discrimination and protect religious freedoms

On 27th March 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 55 under item 8 during the General debate. ADHRB condemned Bahrain’s restrictions on Shia religious practices. We express deep concern over Bahrain’s ongoing violations of religious freedom,  especially targeting Shia citizens, which contravene the Vienna Declaration and contradict official[…]

ADHRB: Holding an International Religious Freedom Roundtable in Bahrain Ignores Systematic Discrimination and Divisive Government Policies

6 December 2019 – On 8 and 9 December, the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence in the Kingdom of Bahrain will be holding an International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable. This will be a major international religious freedom gathering in Bahrain, and part of a goal by the organizers to see a proliferation of[…]

ADHRB writes to US Ambassador to Bahrain Siberell over ongoing concerns

18 November 2019 – Today, ADHRB sent a letter to Justin Siberell, the American ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, raising several related concerns about the ongoing deterioration of human rights in Bahrain. Among the concerns we raised were continued religious discrimination, in particular surrounding the commemoration of Ashura and Muharram and officials’ denial of[…]

UPDATED: Bahrain Harasses Shia Clerics Ahead of Ashura Amid Wider Attack on Religious Freedom

**Updated 07 November 2018 – Individuals detained during Ashura, including AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen, have been released except for one. However, clerics continue to be targeted, with two other clerics arrested on 29 October due to their religious discourse around Ashura. **Updated 26 October 2018 – There are clerics who remain in detention since September. On 19 September, AbdulMajeed[…]

Bahrain continues to discriminate against its majority Shia population: ADHRB at HRC39

On Tuesday 25 September 2018, at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 9 General Debate on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns over ongoing discrimination perpetrated by the[…]