HRC 34 Oral Interventions: ID w/ SR on Torture and HRDs

On 3 March 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, delivering an oral intervention addressing the situation of human rights defenders and the systematic[…]

European Parliament Condemns Executions in Bahrain

16 February 2017 – The European Parliament has voted through a Resolution on Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain condemning the recent executions in these countries. We, the undersigned, welcome the resolution and call on Bahrain to listen to the European Parliament’s calls and halt imminent executions and respect the rights and freedoms of the Bahraini[…]

ADHRB honors GCC HRDs on 2016 International Human Rights Day

On 10 December 1948 the U.N. adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In commemoration, every year on the 10th of December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day. On this day, the international community is reminded that it has an obligation to stand up for human rights and work towards a world where all[…]

Bahraini officials deport human rights lawyer Taimoor Karimi

On 26 June 2016, the government of Bahrain deported human rights lawyer Taimoor Karimi to Iraq. Bahraini forces arrested Karimi in 2011 for participating in demonstrations during the pro-democracy movement. In 2012, authorities revoked Karimi’s citizenship, along with 30 journalists, human rights defenders, and opposition figures. Without his citizenship, Karimi was not able to legally[…]

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police officers raided his home at around 5am and confiscated his electronic devices. The day before, Bahraini human rights defenders and victims of violations[…]