Support for Re-election of Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman as President of the AFC Signals a Step Backwards for Human Rights

With the vast support that emerged for the formerly imprisoned Bahrain-born footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, Australia and the broader football community demonstrated how influence and pressure could promote human rights – including the release of AlAraibi. Unfortunately, these efforts are now being undermined by the backing of Sheikh Salman’s attempt to get re-elected as president of[…]

ADHRB – GCHR Panel Event at HRC40 – Torture in Bahrain

13 March 2019 – Today, during the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event on the role of the United Nations and international mechanisms to end systematic torture[…]

HRC40 Written Statement: Torture Victim Hakeem AlAraibi Arbitrarily Detained in Thailand for 76 Days

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council concerning the recent arbitrary detention of former Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, who was recently detained in Thailand upon Bahrain’s request for extradition. Continue reading below for the full[…]

Hakeem AlAraibi Released from Thailand after 76 Days of Detention

11 February 2019 – Today, Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Government of Bahrain had dropped its calls for Hakeem AlAraibi’s extradition to Bahrain, paving the way for his release. He is now safely in Australia. Hakeem had been detained for 76 days and faced extradition from Thailand to Bahrain, where he would[…]

ADHRB Announces Successful INTERPOL Red Notice Deletion for Bahraini Convicted in Unfair Trial

INTERPOL’s Commission for the Control of Files (CCF) recently deleted a Red Notice issued against a Bahraini individual (who will remain nameless to preserve the confidentiality of the INTERPOL process and to protect identity), following a request submitted by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB). This is the second successful Red Notice[…]