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[…]

Actions in Support of March’s Prisoner of Conscience: Hassan Mushaima

  During the month of March, ADHRB is asking all defenders of human rights to take part in highlighting Champion for Justice Hassan Mushaima by joining our #FreeMushaima Twitter campaign and changing their Facebook profile picture to the picture on the right for the rest of the month. Want to do more? Use our template to[…]

Hassan Mushaima: March’s Champion for Justice

Hassan Mushaima is a Bahraini political activist, teacher and Secretary General of the al-Haq Movement. Mushaima has previously been targeted by the Bahraini government, and his most recent arrest and subsequent life sentence was for his involvement in the peaceful Bahrain protest movement in 2011. Mushaima entered politics during the 1994 Bahrain uprising, and in[…]

NGOs Send Joint Letter to FIA Calling for Suspension of 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

WASHINGTON, DC – 28 February 2014 – On 14 January 2014, a group of NGOs sent a joint letter to the Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain. The letter urged Mr. Todt to suspend the 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix until an inquiry[…]

The Importance of Constituent Engagement

Earlier this month, the people of Bahrain and those that work to promote human rights and reforms in the country marked the third year anniversary of the Bahrain uprising. Unfortunately, for many, it can be discouraging to watch coverage of events in Bahrain fade away as media outlets and Congress divert their attention to the[…]