ADHRB Remains Concerned About Bahrain’s Arbitrary Deprivation of Citizenship

22 April 2019 – On Saturday 20 April, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa AlKhalifa issued an order reinstating the citizenship of 551 individuals previously stripped of their Bahraini citizenship through criminal convictions. Since 2012, the Bahraini government has denationalized 990 people, meaning that the status of 439 persons born with Bahraini citizenship remains unknown. This[…]

ADHRB Welcomes High Commissioner Bachelet’s Concerns Over Mass Denationalization in Bahrain

18 April 2019 – The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) today issued a statement expressing “alarm at the court decision in Bahrain that revoked the nationalities of 138 people after a mass trial” and raising concern that “the court proceedings failed to comply with international fair trial standards.” With this verdict, the[…]

ADHRB Condemns the Verdicts Issued in the “Bahrain Hezbollah” Case and the Denationalization of 138 Defendants

17 April 2019 – Yesterday, Bahrain’s Fourth High Criminal Court issued the final verdict in the trial of the so-called Bahrain Hezbollah cell. Despite concerns regarding arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment, the court revoked the citizenship of all but one of 139 defendants on terrorism charges in a mass trial involving 169 defendants. This is[…]

New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Raises Concerns about Bahrain and Saudi Arabia at HRC 39

10 September 2018 – Today, at the opening of the 39th Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet delivered her first opening statement as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her remarks demonstrated a commitment to continue the previous High Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein’s legacy of a[…]

Not Free, Not Fair: Bahrain’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections

19 June 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in cooperation with Amnesty International, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Index on Censorship, CIVICUS, PEN International, Human Rights Watch, the Gulf Centre for Human[…]