July Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Death Row Prisoners

In Bahrain, political dissidence can be punishable by death. The Government of Bahrain employ the threat of capital punishment as a means of political intimidation. Between 2011 and 2014, Bahraini courts handed down 11 death sentences; in the last six months, they have handed down at least four more. Disproportionately, these sentences have been based[…]

Upcoming Event: “Witness Bahrain” Documentary Screening on Capitol Hill

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with Congressman Hank Johnson and donkeysaddle projects, is proud to present a screening of the award-winning documentary Witness Bahrain on Wednesday, June 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM on Capitol Hill. Witness Bahrain is a piercing look inside Bahrain, two years after the start of Bahrain’s uprising. The film[…]

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 these conditions by peacefully, staging[…]

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 month they are featured in[…]

March Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Imprisoned Women

More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters and politically motivated prison sentences continue.  Numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars today, including thousands of prisoners of conscience. Every month, ADHRB, BIRD and BCHR ask all defenders of human rights to take part in highlighting each of[…]