Profile in Persecution: Ayoob Adel Ahmed

Ayoob Adel Ahmed was a 23-year-old Bahraini citizen when Bahraini authorities arbitrarily arrested him for the final time on 14 May 2015. During his detention, he endured numerous violations, including brutal torture, enforced disappearance, sexual harassment, and other abuses. The most severe violations and burdens, however, stem from medical neglect, which has transformed him from[…]

ADHRB at HRC55 : We Ask For Accountability For Violations Instead of Promoting Impunity for Political Reasons

On 21st March 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 55 under item 4 during the General debate. ADHRB urged the council to  ensure accountability prevails over political considerations in addressing human rights violations. We express deep concern over the United States’ unwavering support for countries with poor human[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Mohamed Falah

Husain Mohamed Falah was a 17-year-old Bahraini minor and high school student when Bahraini authorities arrested him from his home on 15 December 2014 without presenting any arrest warrant. During his detention, he endured torture, sexual harassment, denial of attorney access during interrogation and trial, and an unfair trial. He is currently serving a life[…]

UN WGAD finds the detention of four elderly Bahraini opposition leaders arbitrary and subjected to torture, coerced confessions, enforced disappearances, unfair trials, and medical neglect

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published today the opinion it adopted on 16 November 2023 during its 98th session concerning four elderly Bahraini opposition leaders. These Bahraini leaders were arbitrarily arrested and subjected to countless human rights violations including torture, enforced disappearances, prolonged solitary confinement, denial of phone contacts and visits,[…]

Profile in Persecution: Muntadher Fawzi Salman

Muntadher Fawzi Salman was a 17-year-old Bahraini high school student when Bahraini authorities arbitrarily arrested him from his home on 22 December 2016 without presenting an arrest warrant. During detention, he endured torture, enforced disappearance, denial of access to legal counsel during interrogations, unfair trials, and medical neglect. He is currently serving a nearly 80-year[…]