Bahrain Denies Water Cuts at Jau Prison After UN Requests Information

This past summer it was reported that water cuts had been arranged by authorities at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison. Prison authorities deliberately withheld water from detainees for up to four days, and often throughout the hottest days of the summer. The water cuts started on 9 July 2018, which was recorded as the second hottest[…]

At HRC39 ADHRB raises concern about conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison

On Tuesday 18 September, at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention under the Item 4 General Debate calling attention to the poor conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison – the kingdom’s primary long-term detention center. In particular, ADHRB raised concern about the unsanitary conditions of cells, reprisals[…]

HRC39 Written Statement: Conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison

Ahead of the 39th session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement addressing poor conditions of detention in Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison. Continue reading for the text of the statement or click here for a PDF of the statement. Conditions[…]