ADHRB Highlights Rights Abuses by Bahraini Officials During Formula One Race Activities

Read a pdf of this statement here. In advance of the Formula One Grand Prix Event in Sakhir, Bahrain on 8 April 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) expresses its distress at human rights violations that have occurred surrounding the race in past years. ADHRB also calls upon Formula One to[…]

Bahrain Again Postpones Arbitrary Trial of Imprisoned Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman

28 December 2017 – Today, a Bahraini court again postponed until 4 January 2018 the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, on new charges of maintaining “intelligence contacts with Qatar.” Sheikh Salman is currently incarcerated on separate charges stemming solely from political speeches he delivered in[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Restriction of Free Expression and Opinion

On 13 June 2017, Moritz Neubert delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under the 35th session of the Human Rights Council’s Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression and opinion. In his intervention, Neubert raised the issue of Bahrain’s restriction of free expression, including of[…]

Blockade of Qatar Raises Risk of Serious Human Rights Violations

12 June 2017 – A week after a diplomatic row publicly erupted between Qatar and several of its key regional allies – including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt – the small emirate remains under effective land, air, and sea blockade. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is[…]

16 NGOs demand release of imprisoned photojournalist Sayed al-Mousawi

Today, sixteen NGOs sent a letter to King Hamad of Bahrain regarding the upcoming appeal hearing for photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi. Bahraini authorities arrested and tortured al-Mousawi three years ago under terrorism charges, and a court sentenced him to ten years in jail after years of arbitrary detention and mistreatment. His April 23 appeal[…]