Tag: free expression

At UN, ADHRB Quotes Fadhel Abbas to Highlight Restrictions on Free Expression

At UN, ADHRB Quotes Fadhel Abbas to Highlight Restrictions on Free Expression

Geneva, Switzerland — 28 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, ADHRB international advocacy officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on the international trend of increasing restrictions on free expression. To highlight this trend in Bahrain, Payne quoted a letter from imprisoned Bahraini opposition leader, […]

33 States Join 5th UN Joint Statement on Human Rights in Bahrain

33 States Join 5th UN Joint Statement on Human Rights in Bahrain

14 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), welcome today’s joint statement raising the concern of 33 States about the human rights situation in Bahrain during the 30th […]

ADHRB Condemns Government Closure of Bahraini Newspaper

ADHRB Condemns Government Closure of Bahraini Newspaper

7 August 2015 – Shortly before midnight yesterday, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) announced the temporary suspension Al Wasat newspaper, Bahrain’s only semi-independent newspaper on Thursday, “until further notice.” Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the government’s […]

ADHRB and BIRD Cautiously Welcome Pardon of Nabeel Rajab

ADHRB and BIRD Cautiously Welcome Pardon of Nabeel Rajab

13 July 2015 – Washington, DC – Coming on the heels of Ebrahim Sharif’s re-arrest this Sunday, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was pardoned yesterday and released from prison due to “health reasons,” after serving four months of his six month sentence. While Americans for Democracy & Human Rights […]