Bahrain: NGOs Condemn Torture Allegations and Denaturalization of 115 in Flawed Mass Trial

15 May 2018 – Bahrain’s High Criminal Court today revoked the citizenship of 115 people amid reports of torture and due process abuses in an unfair mass trial of 138 defendants. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Centre for Democracy and[…]

HRC37 Bahrain Side Event: A Principled Case for Bahrain

On 6 March 2018, ADHRB hosted a side event during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council focused on the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain and the proposed framework under which the Human Rights Council can address human rights violations in Bahrain through a set of objective criteria. The event was cosponsored by[…]

On its Seventh Anniversary, Bahrain’s Rights Movement is Under Unprecedented Attack

14 February 2018 – Today, we in the Bahraini human rights community commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 14 February 2011 protest movement calling for democratic reform and respect for human rights in Bahrain, and we condemn its violent suppression by the government. Seven years later, the situation in Bahrain is worse even than in[…]

Bahrain Deporting 8 After Revoking their Citizenship

**Correction: This post originally suggested that the individuals were deported at once; in fact, the deportations occurred over several days following the initial order. Additionally, the government deported eight total individuals, with reports that another denaturalized individual left the country ahead of the order. 29 January 2018 – Bahraini authorities have issued deportation orders to[…]

Bahrain Expels Ebrahim Karimi After Arbitrary Imprisonment and Citizenship Revocation

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) today received reports that the Bahraini government has deported Ebrahim Karimi to Iraq following a 2012 administrative order that arbitrarily revoked his citizenship. The authorities arrested Karimi after raiding his home in September 2015 without a warrant. They took him to the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID)[…]