USCIRF 2014 Annual Report Highlights Religious Freedom Violations in Bahrain

Today the U.S. Commission in International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2014 Annual Report, and highlighted Bahrain as a country that should be the “focus of concern.” The section on Bahrain confirmed what many international organizations have been saying since the Bahraini government’s acceptance of the 2011 Bahrain Independent Commission of inquiry (BICI): that a[…]

ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 49

From DC to the HRC Event Recap On 23 April 2014, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain hosted a launch event for its latest report titled A Follow-Up Report on Bahrain’s UPR Second Cycle: The Deteriorating Situation in Bahrain. Held at the Open Society Foundations, the event featured a panel discussion on Bahrain’s implementation of[…]

Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on Third Anniversary of his Arrest

Protesters demand the release of human rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja   The undersigned civil society organizations express their serious concern for the health and well-being of imprisoned Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. Mr. Al-Khawaja was arrested three years ago today, on 9 April 2011, and continues to require medical attention for injuries sustained during[…]

ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 43

ADHRB Holds Event at the UN Human Rights Council, Husain Abdulla Speaks in Session Last week ADHRB was at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. In addition to conducted high-level meetings to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain, ADHRB co-sponsored an event on Bahraini Human Rights Defenders, Bahrain’s Implementation of its[…]