Bahrain’s Allies Must Take Action to Free Human Rights Defenders

28 October 2014 – The undersigned 40 organisations call on the international community to publicly condemn the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, who face harassment, imprisonment, and forced exile for peacefully exercising their internationally recognised rights to freedom of expression and assembly. With parliamentary elections in Bahrain scheduled for 22 November, the international community[…]

MEPs Call for Immediate Release of Nabeel Rajab

56 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) called for the immediate release of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. In the statement, the MEPs urged the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Member States “to publicly condemn the ongoing violations of the basic human rights of free expression in Bahrain, and call for[…]

NGOs Call on UK Home Secretary to Remove Prince Nasser from the UK

27 October 2014 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD) and Reddress UK expressed their disappointment to the UK Home Secretary on Friday 24 October, upon receiving information of Bahrain Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s arrival in London for an appearance at the 2014 British[…]

ADHRB Welcomes Initial Decision of UK OECD National Contact Point on Formula One Complaint

Several months ago, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in partnership with the UK law firm Deighton Pierce Glynn, filed a complaint with the UK National Contact Point for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against Formula One regarding the company’s potential involvement in human rights abuses in Bahrain. Today,[…]

Civil Society Organizations Send Nabeel Rajab Letter to Secretary Kerry

16 October 2014 – Washington, D.C. – On 14 October, 20 civil society organizations sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry expressing their deep concern over the recent arrest of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. In the letter, the signatories urge Secretary Kerry and the U.S. Department of State to “publicly[…]