ADHRB at HRC41 condemns the Systematic Targeting of Activists in Bahrain

On Wednesday 26 June, during the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly and association. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns about the widespread targeting of activists speaking up against the[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahraini Court’s Decision to Uphold Dissolution of Opposition Political Group Wa’ad

On Tuesday 22 January 2019, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation – commonly referred to as the court of last resort – upheld a ruling which dissolved the opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) and confiscated its assets. American’s for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly denounces the court’s decision to uphold the unlawful[…]

UAE Sentences Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith to 10 Years in Prison

29 March 2017—Today the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals issued its final verdict against prominent Emirati academic and economist Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, sentencing him to ten years in prison. Dr. bin Ghaith faced several charges related to exercising his rights to free expression and association. His sentencing comes nine days after Emirati authorities arrested and[…]

The Cross-Sectarian Appeal of Sheikh Nimr’s Ideals

Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was an ardent advocate against all forms of oppression. He was a Shia cleric who pushed for equality for Saudi Arabia’s Shia Muslim population, while also promoting increased political freedom for the kingdom’s Sunni Muslims. His ideals have resonated around the country and across sectarian lines. Much of the appeal of[…]

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia’s campaign against dissidents

On 12 June, Waleed Abu al-Khair ended his five-day hunger strike. He initiated his hunger strike to protest ill-treatment by the administration of the Thahban prison in Jeddah. Prison officials refused to provide him with the medical care he needs for diabetes and intestinal complications, and prevented him from accessing any reading material. He ended[…]