UPDATED: NGOs Condemn Bahraini Court’s Decision to Uphold the Death Sentences of Two Torture Victims

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here. 6 May 2019 – Today, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation rejected the final appeal of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali, two men sentenced to death for[…]

UN, EU, and NGOs Condemn the Execution of 37 Men in Saudi Arabia

24 April 2019 – Yesterday, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men for alleged terrorist crimes. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the executions in a tweet and the Saudi Press Agency published a statement by the MoI, along with a list of those executed. Sixteen of the executed men were previously the[…]

UPDATED Profiles in Persecution: Abbas al-Hassan Executed

**Update 23 April 2019 – Today, the Saudi government carried out the executions of 37 men, including Abbas al-Hassan. His case had drawn the attention of UN Special Procedures. The executions were reportedly carried out without prior notice to the families.  Abbas al-Hassan was a Saudi citizen and father of four from the Shia majority[…]

Updated: Bahrain and the Death Penalty

***Updated: On 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali. Both individuals had been convicted and sentenced to death in a mass trial marred by allegations of torture and due process violations alongside 58 other individuals on 31 January 2018. A third individual from Bangladesh was also executed.[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty against individuals with disabilities

6 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Alsalam Foundation take this opportunity at the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, during the Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Disabilities and the Special Rapporteur on Albinism to call to the Council’s attention Saudi Arabia’s use of the[…]