ADHRB Condemns Arbitrary Detention of Maryam al-Khawaja

2 September 2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the arbitrary detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Maryam al-Khawaja. Maryam, who will stand trial on 6 September for allegedly attacking a lieutenant and a policewoman, was arrested[…]

Open Letter in Support of MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola

On 20 February 2014, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Executive Director Husain Abdulla sent an open letter of support for European Member of Parliament Eija-Riitta Korhola’s nomination for the MEP of the Year Award in the Justice and Civil Liberties category. Please continue reading for the full text of the open[…]

ADHRB Praises the European Parliament for Passing Bahrain Urgency Resolution

Strasbourg, France – February 6, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament passed an urgent resolution expressing “grave concern” over ongoing human rights violations and the status of the rule of law in Bahrain. The resolution, voted through the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, called on the Government of Bahrain to immediately release all political[…]

ADHRB Exclusive Interview with Activist Travis Brimhall

Last week, while government officials, security advisors, and members of the intelligence community were in Bahrain for the Manama Dialogue, Travis Brimhall, Head of the International Office for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), spent the week in Washington, D.C., speaking with members of the broader policy community to discuss the human rights situation[…]

ADHRB Commends Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton

WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) commends European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton for her statement marking the two year anniversary of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report. Presented by a spokesperson for Catherine Ashton, the statement called attention to the Government of[…]