At HRC42, ADHRB Called Attention to the Hunger Strike in Bahrain

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention drawing attention to the hunger strike taking place in Bahraini prisons. The strike is to protest poor prison conditions and the abuses that prisoners face. ADHRB urges the Council to hold Bahrain to its international commitments and to protect the human[…]

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[…]

Security forces threaten to end Dry Dock Prison hunger strike by force

Detainees at Bahrain’s Dry Dock Prison reported that prison officers threatened to use force to stop their collective hunger strike. The prisoners launched a hunger strike in response to the ongoing abuse and mistreatment by prison authorities. In addition, prisoners are also demanding that the glass barriers, which prevent prisoners from physically interacting with the[…]

Bahrain’s Public Prosecution summons six-year-old child for interrogation

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) stated that Bahrain’s Public Prosecution summoned a six-year-old child for interrogation on Wednesday. The Public Prosecution summoned Ali Abbas Abu Taki (age six) after authorities arrested his brother Abdullah (age 10) last Friday in the village of Buri. Talking with Nabeel Rajab, director of BCHR, Ali revealed that[…]