53 NGOs urge UN to voice support for Nabeel Rajab

20 December 2016 H.E. Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland CC: David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on Free Expression Michele Forst, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Dear Mr. High Commissioner, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to urge your office[…]

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to reprisals in Bahrain

On June 14, ADHRB associate Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 2.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, together with the Bahrain Institute for Rights[…]

Bahrain Arrests Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, NGOs demand immediate release

13 June 2016 – Bahrain security forces arrested leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),  Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of FIDH, early this morning. The arrest comes on the first day of the United Nations Human Rights[…]

ADHRB Cautiously Welcomes Release of Zainab al-Khawaja

31 May 2016 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) cautiously welcomes the Bahraini authorities’ release of human rights defender Zainab al-Khawaja from prison. However, as the details around her release remain unclear, we call on the Bahraini authorities to drop all charges against Zainab as she remains under the threat of[…]

Ali al-Tajer: Government Reprisal in Bahrain

Ali Isa Ali al-Tajer is a Bahraini citizen and the brother of Mohamed al-Tajer, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender in Bahrain. Mohamed has worked with the United Nations Secretariat on several occasions, including with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Special Procedures, in support of their work[…]