ADHRB raises concerns ahead of Kuwait’s 3rd cycle UPR over the bidoon, torture, free expression, and free assembly

Ahead of Kuwait’s Third Cycle Universal Periodic Review in January 2020, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an NGO submission. Our submission covered concerns over rights violations of non-citizens and stateless persons, in particular the bidoon; concerns over the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association; concerns over women’s rights[…]

ADHRB at HRC42 Raised Concerns Over Kuwait’s Failure to Implement Recommendations it Received During its 2nd Cycle UPR on Bidoon Stateless Persons

Today, Americans for  Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral statement during the General Debate Item 6 concerning the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kuwait. The country received several recommendations concerning human rights violations, especially about non-citizens and stateless persons, namely the bidoon, but has not implemented them and it is still violating[…]

ADHRB and BIRD Side Event and Report Launch at HRC42: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners

11 September 2019 – Today, during the 42nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) hosted a side event to launch their new report, Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose[…]

UPDATED: Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed and Ali AlArab; Ali AlArab Executed

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here. Ahmed AlArab, 27, and Ali AlArab, 25, are two cousins respectively facing life imprisonment and the death penalty in Bahrain. They were arbitrarily detained and[…]

ADHRB raises attention to the systematic use of torture in the UAE at the HRC41

Wednesday 3 July 2019 – During the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during Item 4 General Debate. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns over the widespread use of torture in prisons, especially on human rights defenders for exercising their right[…]