Tag: freedom of expression

United Nations Experts Find Five Further Bahrainis Arbitrarily Detained

United Nations Experts Find Five Further Bahrainis Arbitrarily Detained

4 March 2019 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the arbitrary deprivation of liberty in the cases of five Bahrainis: Husain Ebrahim Ali Husain Marzooq, Husain Abdulla Juma Maki Mohamed, Jalila Sayed Ameen Jawad Mohamed Shubbar, Mohamed Ahmed Ali Hasan […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or […]

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Mohamed Alawi

Profiles in Persecution: Sayed Mohamed Alawi

Sayed Mohamed Alawi is a 14-year-old child arbitrarily detained in Bahrain’s Juvenile Detention Center. Bahraini authorities held him incommunicado for several hours and denied him a fair trial, sentencing him to up to a year in prison simply for participating in a peaceful protest. On 12 November 2018, Bahraini police […]