ADHRB Sends Report on Kuwaiti Human Rights to UN

20 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with the Kuwait Watch for Human Rights Organization, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights (UN-CCPR) concerning Kuwait’s failure to implement key provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Kuwait acceded to[…]

ADHRB Condemns Government Closure of Bahraini Newspaper

7 August 2015 – Shortly before midnight yesterday, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) announced the temporary suspension Al Wasat newspaper, Bahrain’s only semi-independent newspaper on Thursday, “until further notice.” Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the government’s latest attack on free speech[…]

NGOs Condemn Arrest of Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif

UPDATE: 14 July 2015 – Since the publication of this statement, on Monday 13 July, Bahrain’s Public Prosecution formally charged Ebrahim Sharif with “inciting violence” and “promoting political change”. 13 July 2015 – Washington, DC – On Sunday 12 July, Bahrain’s police arrested Ebrahim Sharif, the former General Secretary of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad). Sharif[…]

State Department Releases 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Within its Country Report on Terrorism in Middle East and North Africa, the U.S. Department of State assesses the counterterror measures undertaken by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in 2014. Key among these measures is the implementation of anti-terrorism laws intended to better facilitate the prosecution of terror offenses. In both countries, these laws have given[…]

UN-CAT Questions Detention of Nabeel Rajab

On 2 June 2015, the Committee against Torture, the UN body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture, requested that the Government of Bahrain investigate possible acts of reprisal against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Rajab, who was arrested by the Government of Bahrain in October 2014 and again in April 2015[…]