ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 47

Jassim al-Banna Released From Prison, Still Awaiting Trial Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has received news that Jassim al-Banna, a Bahraini high school student with special needs who was arrested in January, has been released from prison after three months in detention. We applaud al-Banna’s release to the custody of his[…]

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 46

Serious Human Rights Concerns Surround F1 Grand Prix Despite concerns over human rights abuses prior to and during the event, Bahrain hosted to 2014 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix over the weekend. The race, as well as efforts to highlight its impact on human rights abuses in Bahrain, was covered extensively in international media, including Buzzfeed and The Economist.Amnesty International noted[…]

Mahdi Abu Deeb: April’s Champion for Justice

  Mahdi Abu Deeb   Dr. Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb is an educator and education administrator formerly employed by the Ministry of Education to guide development of art studies in government schools. He is also the founder and president of the Bahrain Teacher’s Association (BTA), and was elected Assistant-Secretary General of the Arab Teachers’[…]

Call to Action: Join Bahrain Racing in Circles Thunderclap

Every year, the Bahraini government hopes the roar of Formula One cars will drown out criticism for the regime’s human rights violations. Only YOU can ensure that does not happen. Join us in calling on the government to allow journalists to report freely in Bahrain, whether they cover changing tires on the racetrack or burning tires on[…]