Profiles in Persecution: Ali Ebrahim Salman

Ali Ebrahim Salman is a 30-year-old man who was arrested by Bahraini riot police without a warrant in 2017 and subjected to torture, which led to a deterioration of his health. He was sentenced to ten years in prison in absentia in 2019. Ali was arrested on 23 May 2017, while participating in a peaceful[…]

Two Years Ago Bahrain Police Violently Cracked Down on a Peaceful Sit-In in Duraz, Killing 5

23 May 2019 – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the violent raid on Duraz, where Bahraini authorities cracked down on a peaceful sit-in, resulting in the deaths of five individuals and the injury and arrest of hundreds. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the lethal actions taken by the[…]

ADHRB and GCHR Side Event at #HRC38 Discusses Business and Human Rights

On Thursday 28 June, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event at the 38th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), in cooperation with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), CIVICUS, Amnesty International, and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH). Michael Payne, ADHRB’s[…]

HRC38 Oral Intervention: Item 2 GD – Bahrain’s attack on the peaceful protest in Duraz

On Tuesday 19 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain. Speaking during the Item 2 General Debate, al-Hoori raised the violent suppression of the peaceful protest in Duraz and the Bahraini government’s arbitrary[…]

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

On 20 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 on behalf of ADHRB during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over Bahrain’s implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action’s call for ending discrimination, particularly in the context of Bahrain’s Shia majority.[…]