Bahrain Again Postpones Appeal of Military Conviction of Civilians, Verdict Expected in February

The Bahraini government announced on 31 January 2018 that the Military High Court of Appeal has yet again postponed the case of 13 men convicted by the Military High Court on 25 December 2017. After appeal hearings on 10, 14, and 31 January, the case is now adjourned to 21 February, when the court is expected to[…]

Bahrain Confirms Two-Year Sentence for Nabeel Rajab, Moves toward Conclusion of Separate Twitter Trial

16 January 2018 – Yesterday, the Bahraini Court of Cassation rejected human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal and confirmed his two-year prison sentence for discussing restrictions on free expression and the press in several television interviews. Yesterday also saw the latest hearing in a separate case against Rajab in which he faces prosecution over tweets[…]

ADHRB observes the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Today, 30 August 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances established by the United Nations. The practice of enforced disappearances undermines the most basic human rights, including the rights to recognition as a person before the law, to a fair trial and[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Isa Salman

Salman Isa Salman is a 34-year-old Bahraini who is currently facing the death sentence. On 27 December 2014, without presentation of a warrant, security forces beat and detained him during a house raid. They then transported him to a farm and beat him again while he was handcuffed. Bahraini television, which is closely controlled by[…]