Bahrain: Land of the Brave, Not of the Free

It’s a well-known fact that the Government of Bahrain attempts to systematically muzzle its critics through arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and judicial abuse. Thousands of individuals languish behind bars because calls for reform in Bahrain are perceived as threatening to the regime’s grip on power. In recent months, this has led to a new wave[…]

FinFisher Strikes Again

Yesterday, British news agencies reported that Bahraini officials remotely monitored and interfered with the private communications of three Bahraini expatriates and human rights activists living in the United Kingdom. Through the use of FinFisher software, Bahraini authorities were able to download malware onto the personal devices of Dr. Saeed Shehabi, Mohammed Moosa Abd-Ali Ali and[…]

Event Summary: Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia

19 September 2014 — Geneva, Switzerland — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in conjunction with the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, the European Saudi Center for Human Rights, the Dewany Civil Office of the Ombudsman, the Gulf Center for Human Rights, and Monitors of Human[…]

10 Rights Groups Call for Release of Photographer Ahmed Humaidan in Letter to King of Bahrain

Ten international NGOs and rights groups signed a joint letter to the King of Bahrain calling for the release of Ahmed Humaidan, an award-winning freelance photojournalist who has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Humaidan’s case is currently up for appeal, and a ruling is expected this Sunday, 31 August 2014. The text of[…]

National Press Club Awardee Held for Past 18 Months in Bahrain

30 July 2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and Reporters Without Borders call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan, who is to receive the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press[…]