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[…]

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[…]

Five-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old photojournalist Ahmed Ismail Hassan

Today, 31 March 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Ahmed Ismail Hassan. Hassan was a photojournalist in Bahrain who the government authorities killed during a protest in Salmabad, Bahrain. According to the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), Hassan is one of three journalists killed in Bahrain since 2011. On 31 March[…]

Bahrain security forces employ excessive use of force against funeral mourners

27 March 2017 – Bahraini security forces attacked the funeral procession of Mustafa Hamdan with tear gas and shotgun bullets, injuring those gathered. We, the undersigned organizations, condemn this excessive use of force employed by security forces over the weekend during the procession. We call on the security forces to halt their excessive use of[…]

18-year-old Mustafa Hamdan dies after security forces shooting

24 March 2017 – Mustafa Hamdan, 18, died this morning at the Salmaniya Medical Complex, two months after security forces shot him in head and rendered him comatose. We, the undersigned, consider Hamdan’s death an extrajudicial killing by the Bahraini Government. We condemn state violence employed against peaceful protesters, the denial of medical care, and[…]