Sayed Alawi Husain: Case Study of an Enforced Disappearance in Bahrain

A case recently documented by ADHRB provides a particularly dramatic example of the Bahraini state’s practice of enforced disappearance, a compound form of human rights abuse that has become recurrent in recent years. Sayed Alawi Husain disappeared from his work on 24 October 2016, and his family soon learned that he had been detained by[…]

UAE Sentences Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith to 10 Years in Prison

29 March 2017—Today the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals issued its final verdict against prominent Emirati academic and economist Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, sentencing him to ten years in prison. Dr. bin Ghaith faced several charges related to exercising his rights to free expression and association. His sentencing comes nine days after Emirati authorities arrested and[…]

After torture and coerced confessions Saudi sentences two more people to death

On 4 November 2016, scattered details emerged that the number of prisoners awaiting execution in Saudi Arabia increased by two. Munir al-Adam and Abdullah al-Tarif will join 57 prisoners who are either on death row and awaiting execution, who have been sentenced to death and whose cases are in appeal, or for whom the Public[…]

After one month, Bahraini man remains disappeared

UPDATE: On the evening of 27 November 2016, the family informed that Sayed Alawi Husain Alawi Husain called his mother and his wife. Sayed Alawi reported the he was being held in detention at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID). It is unclear at this time why CID authorities did not inform Sayed Alawi’s family of[…]

UAE Supreme Court Postpones the Trial of Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith

On 17 October, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government postponed the trial of academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith for the seventh consecutive time. Bin Ghaith’s trial will resume on 14 November 2016 when the defense team will present before the State Security Chamber of the Supreme Court. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain[…]