Saudi Mistreatment of Rohingya Refugees in Detention

Rohingya Muslims residing in a Saudi Arabian detention center launched their third hunger strike according to Al Jazeera. The strike was launched to protest the poor conditions within the Saudi detention centers. Authorities have reacted by threatening to deprive strikers of water and taking away necessities like pillows, shirts, and other essential items. Saudi Arabia[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mohamed Merza Moosa

Mohamed Merza Moosa was a prominent Bahraini athlete who won several gold medals in international competitions for Jiu-jitsu in Brazil, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 2008 and 2010. Like Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, Mohamed was subjected to torture and convicted in an unfair trial following the government crackdown on peaceful protests and[…]

NGOs call on US State Department to Pressure Bahrain and allow Hassan Mushaima access to healthcare

On Monday, 10 September 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and 13 human rights and faith organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling the State Department’s attention to the abuse of Hasan Mushaima, a 70-year-old political prisoner in Bahrain. Mushaima is one of Bahrain’s most prominent political[…]

Mohamed Khatim Released and Temporarily Rearrested for Continuing to Peacefully Protest for Economic Reform

On 4 September 2018, after nine days of detention and hunger strike, Mohamed Khatim was released from government custody at Salmaniya hospital. Authorities  transferred him to the hospital from Dry Dock Detention Center due to his deteriorating health. However, police temporarily rearrested Khatim today after he continued to peacefully protest outside Bahrain’s Council of Ministers.[…]

UK Must Condemn Bahrain Embassy Reprisal Attack Against Ali Mushaima

Washington, DC – 14 August 2018: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has sent an open letter to British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt calling on the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to strongly condemn the Bahraini Embassy’s harassment of peaceful activist Ali Mushaima[…]