ADHRB Event at the Italian Senate: “8 Years Later Bahrain is Still Struggling for Human Rights, Democracy, and Justice”

Speakers: Maryam Al-Khawaja, leading human rights activist/GCHR Cristina Sugoni, ADHRB Riccardo Noury, Amnesty International Brian Dooley, Human Rights First Moderating and hosting the event: Senator Alberto Airola Find the Italian translation of the event summary here. Senator Alberto Airola opened the event by stating that it is clear that in the current geopolitical landscape, Bahrain[…]

As Expected, Bahrain’s Parliamentary Elections Were Neither Free Nor Fair

26 November 2018 – This past weekend, on 24 November 2018, Bahrain held elections for the 40 seats of the lower house of parliament. As expected, these elections occurred with severe restrictions placed on civil and political society by the Bahraini government. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns Bahrain’s sham[…]

Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies Calls on Bahraini Government to Ensure Free and Fair Elections

20 November 2018 – Today, Andrea Delmastro delle Vedove, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, expressed his concerns regarding the restrictive political environment in Bahrain ahead of the upcoming elections for the Council of Representatives of Bahrain’s National Assembly in a letter addressed to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The elections are due to[…]

Election Tracker: Bahrain Elections Will Proceed with No Independent Election Monitors

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections. See the previous post on how Bahrain has criminalized[…]

Over 70 Members of Ireland’s Dáil Éireann Call on TD Simon Coveney to Pressure the Bahraini Government to Meet Criteria Prior to Elections

19 November 2018 – Last week, over 70 members of Ireland’s Dáil Éireann (TDs) expressed serious concern over Bahrain’s suppression of civil and political society ahead of the Kingdom’s parliamentary elections in a letter to TD Simon Coveney. In particular, the letter raised the case of Sheikh Ali Salman, a leading opposition figure recently sentenced to[…]