Bahrain: Free Imprisoned Rights Defenders and Activists

Extend Releases to Those at Special Risk of COVID-19 April 6, 2020- Amid the global threat posed by COVID-19, Bahraini authorities should release human rights defenders, opposition activists, journalists and all others imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, a coalition of 21 rights groups said today. For[…]

Rights Groups to Bahrain: Respect Religious Freedom and end Systematic Discrimination

3 April, 2020 – Twenty-two international religious rights group written to the King of Bahrain raising serious concerns regarding ongoing religious freedom violations in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in particular against the kingdom’s Shia Muslim citizens and surrounding important Shia religious dates and events, as well as political marginalization based on religion. The letter which[…]

Political Prisoner Recounts Painful Memories of 10 March 2015 in Letter Marking Fifth Anniversary

10 March 2020 – Political prisoner Ali AlHajee wrote a letter marking the mass beatings of prisoners that took place on this day five years ago in Jau Prison, recounting the three month policy of collective punishment endured by prisoners in the form of physical and psychological torture. Though only a minority of prisoners participated[…]

HRC43 Written Statement: Bahrain’s Continued Failure to Implement its UPR Recommendations

Ahead of the 4nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council concerning Bahrain’s continued failure to implement its UPR recommendations. Continue reading below for the full text of the statement, or click here for a PDF. Bahrain’s Continued Failure[…]

Three French MPs Table Questions on Bahrain

26 November 2019 – Three Members of Parliament (MPs) in France have tabled questions to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs concerning human rights abuses in Bahrain. MP Sébastien Nadot tabled a question on serious human rights abuses in Bahrain, including torture and arbitrary executions, and noting the arrest and torture of political opposition[…]