Bahrain: Open letter to Danish Prime Minister to take immediate action to free Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja

22-January-2021 Dear Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, We the undersigned, more than 100 organisations from around the world, are appealing for your assistance to secure the release of prominent human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja from prison in Bahrain, where he is serving a life sentence for his peaceful political and human rights[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sheikh Zuhair Jasim Abbas (Ashoor)

Sheikh Zuhair Jasim Abbas, also known as Sheikh Zuhair Ashoor, the opposition Shia cleric, was a 32-year-old teacher in the scholarly Hoza AlSayed AlGharifi for Islamic studies, when he was arbitrarily arrested by Bahraini authorities on 18 July 2013. During his detention and investigation, he was subject to severe torture and to several human rights[…]

Bahraini Refugee imprisoned for life following Dutch violation of international law

In 2017, Bahraini national Ali Mohammed al-Showaikh fled Bahrain due to rumours that he may be wanted for various crimes. He ended up in the Netherlands where he immediately sought asylum, which was subsequently denied. Because of this denial, the Netherlands bears a significant level of responsibility for the treatment Al-Showaikh experienced after he was[…]

Profile in Persecution: Jaafar Husain Isa

Jaafar Isa was a 24-year-old activist when he was brutally arrested without a warrant in a pre-planned ambush in his village of Bani Jamra in December 2013. He was subjected to severe and continuous torture and mistreatment both after his arrest and during his time in prison. He also suffered multiple health crises because of[…]

Event: Peace and Human Rights in the Gulf Region

On 10 December 2020, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) hosted a webinar on ‘Peace and Human Rights issues in the Gulf Region’. The event had four speakers in total: Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of ADHRB, Bahrain; Sarah Leah Whitson, Dr. Saeed al-Shehabi, and Yasmine Taeb; and was chaired by Amela Skiljan, IPB Coordinator, Germany. Skiljan[…]