Tag: Bahrain

ADHRB Remains Concerned About Bahrain’s Arbitrary Deprivation of Citizenship

ADHRB Remains Concerned About Bahrain’s Arbitrary Deprivation of Citizenship

22 April 2019 – On Saturday 20 April, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa AlKhalifa issued an order reinstating the citizenship of 551 individuals previously stripped of their Bahraini citizenship through criminal convictions. Since 2012, the Bahraini government has denationalized 990 people, meaning that the status of 439 persons born with […]

INTERPOL Deletion Request Program

INTERPOL Deletion Request Program

Background: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) first started its INTERPOL program in May 2016, and has worked on a handful of cases, including multiple successful requests for deletion as well as certificates for multiple individuals who believed that they may have been subjected to a Red […]

Bahrain and the Death Penalty

Bahrain and the Death Penalty

In January 2017, Bahrain broke a seven-year de facto moratorium on the death penalty when the government executed three torture victims. Before 2017, Bahrain’s death row population consisted of seven Bahrainis, which more than doubled when 15 Bahrainis were sentenced to death in 2017, four in absentia. Four of the […]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hashem Alawi

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Hashem Alawi

Sayed Hashem Alawi is a 22-year-old student at the University of Bahrain. He was arrested and tortured by authorities and subjected to an unfair trial. Sayed was the first defendant of 14 in the “February 14 Coalition” cases, referring to a largely informal online group which the Bahraini government has […]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Husain

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Ebrahim Husain

Mohamed Ebrahim Husain is a 24-year-old Bahraini who was a security guard for a private company. The Bahraini authorities have arrested him on numerous occasions, threatened him, subjected him to torture, and convicted him in unfair trials. He remains in Jau Prison, where the authorities have ignored and neglected his […]