HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Extrajudicial and Summary Executions in Bahrain

  On 6 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the 35th session of the Human Rights Councils’ Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy. In his[…]

ADHRB welcomes UN human rights experts’ statement on Awamiyah, remains concerned at regional events

24 May 2017 – The UN Special Rapporteurs on cultural rights, adequate housing, and extreme poverty today released a statement calling on the Government of Saudi Arabia to immediately halt its ongoing demolition of the 400-year-old Mosawara neighborhood in the Eastern Province city of Awamiyah. This is the second such statement from the three UN[…]

Bahrain Police Raid Duraz Sit-in, Killing Five and Injuring Dozens

**Update 23 May 2017: After the publication of this statement, the Ministry of Interior has since confirmed five deaths (see here) and 286 arrested (see here) during today’s raid into Duraz. ADHRB will be working to verify the details and provide more information as it becomes available.   **Update 24 May 2017: The Bahraini Ministry of[…]

Bahrain: Widespread Reprisals against Activists Ahead of UPR

26 April 2017 – Bahraini authorities have initiated a new campaign of reprisals against political activists, human rights defenders, and other civil society actors ahead of the kingdom’s third cycle of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) beginning on 1 May 2017. We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the judicial harassment of[…]

Bahraini Authorities Continue Campaign Against Sheikh Isa Qassim and Shia Religious Leaders

17 August 2016 – The Government of Bahrain has continued to target Shia religious leaders today, as authorities brought an additional charge of “inciting hatred” against Sayed Majeed Misha’al, a Shia cleric and president of the now dissolved Islamic Ulamaa Council (IUC). On 20 June 2016, Sayed Majeed declared the start of a peaceful sit-in[…]