HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Item 4 on Jau Prison and Militarization of Health Systems

On 19 September during the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori, on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori discussed the mass hunger strike by prisoners in Jau Prison, as well as Bahrain’s militarization of[…]

NGOs Call on Bahrain to End Degrading Treatment of Imprisoned Activists

On 30 April 2017, ten human rights NGOs, including ADHRB, called on Bahraini authorities to put an end to their degrading treatment of wrongfully imprisoned activists in the country. The full text of the statement is below. Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute[…]

While in Bahrain, US Congress staff should raise urgent cases with government officials

This week, a delegation of staff from the US Congress is visiting Bahrain to take part in bilateral talks with government authorities in the country. This is the second Congressional delegation trip since the new Administration took office. The first delegation trip occurred in February 2017 and, shortly following, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed[…]

Imprisoned Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith reportedly begins hunger strike

In an open letter written from Al-Sadr prison in Abu Dhabi, prominent academic and economist Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith announced that he began a hunger strike on 2 April 2017 in protest against the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals’ recent verdict against him. On 29 March 2017, the court sentenced Dr. bin Ghaith to 10[…]

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia’s campaign against dissidents

On 12 June, Waleed Abu al-Khair ended his five-day hunger strike. He initiated his hunger strike to protest ill-treatment by the administration of the Thahban prison in Jeddah. Prison officials refused to provide him with the medical care he needs for diabetes and intestinal complications, and prevented him from accessing any reading material. He ended[…]