Bahrain Revokes Citizenship of 31 Dissidents, Including ADHRB’s Director

In a stunning display of disdain for its human rights obligations, the Government of Bahrain announced today, in an “urgent” message, that it had revoked the citizenship of 31 Bahraini activists, including ADHRB Director Husain Abdulla. Husain’s full name, as listed in the announcement, is Hussain AbdulShaheed Hubail. Although Bahrain’s Citizenship Act stipulates that citizenship[…]

Past Event: Capitol Hill Briefing on the Status of Human Rights in Bahrain

Please join for a briefing: Human Rights in Bahrain: Assessing Progress on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building Capitol Hill   In February 2011, thousands of Bahraini protestors took to the streets to call for political[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahrain’s Continued Attacks against Human Rights Defenders

ADHRB denounces the arrest of human rights activist Mohammed Al-Maskati and the postponement of an appeals hearing in the case of Nabeel Rajab today. Both actions demonstrate the government of Bahrain’s diminishing capacity to abide by its international human rights obligations. Arrest of Human Rights Defender Mohammed Al-Maskati ADHRB strongly condemns the arrest of human[…]

Bahrain Upholds Convictions for Nine Medics, Continues to Ignore Human Rights Obligations

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the convictions and sentences of nine Bahraini medics today, ranging from one month to five years in prison. The medics, who were originally sentenced by a military court to five to 15 years in prison, were allegedly tortured into giving false confessions during their detention last year. They were released[…]

ADHRB Participates in the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland

ADHRB Director Husain Abdulla traveled to Geneva, Switzerland this week to observe the UN Human Rights Council’s 21st Session this week. During the session, the Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Bahrain. In conducting the UPR, the Human Rights Council (HRC) made 176 recommendations to Bahrain regarding the status of[…]