HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia

On 16 September 2016, Zena Al-Esia, Research Associate at ESOHR, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under item 3 at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council on the use of arbitrary detentions by the Government of Saudi Arabia. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, ADHRB[…]

ADHRB submits a review to the UN on child rights in Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) recently submitted a review on the Government of Saudi Arabia’s adherence to commitments outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC), a treaty to which Saudi Arabia is a party. Saudi Arabia continues to commit a number of violations against children in the country. Most notably,[…]

HRC32: ADHRB doubts Saudi Arabia’s commitment to UPR recommendations

On June 27, Ranya Alammar on behalf of  ADHRB delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in[…]

Bahrain Escalates Crackdown on Civil Society in Month of Repression

29 June 2016 – In the past month, the Government of Bahrain has pursued a sustained campaign of repression. The police arrested Nabeel Rajab on expression-related charges and placed him in solitary confinement. The government forced Zainab Al-Khawaja into exile after threats of re-arrest and indefinite detention, and a week later imposed travel bans on[…]

NGOs condemn death penalties upheld based on coerced confessions, amid alarming rise of court sentences against political prisoners

We, the undersigned NGOs, strongly condemn the Bahraini government’s use of the death penalty, lengthy imprisonment sentences, and revocation of citizenship, amid ongoing credible allegations of torture, ill-treatment and deprivation of due process. On 31 May 2016, an appeals court in Bahrain upheld the death sentences of three individuals – Sami Mushaima, Abbas Al-Samea, and[…]