Bahrain’s Use of Travel Bans Are Reprisals Against Activists and HRDs

The Government of Bahrain has increasingly used travel bans to prevent human rights defenders and activists from travelling abroad. In its ongoing suppression of dissent and political criticism, it has engaged in reprisals against human rights defenders and activists, in particular by preventing them from advocating at the United Nations (UN) or speaking at international[…]

At UN, Bahrain Human Rights Defender Raises Cases of Persecuted Medics, Jau Prison

Geneva, Switzerland — 18 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for human rights, Bahraini medic Ebrahim Demestani delivered an oral intervention at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council. The intervention addressed the arbitrary arrest[…]