Security forces threaten to end Dry Dock Prison hunger strike by force

Detainees at Bahrain’s Dry Dock Prison reported that prison officers threatened to use force to stop their collective hunger strike. The prisoners launched a hunger strike in response to the ongoing abuse and mistreatment by prison authorities. In addition, prisoners are also demanding that the glass barriers, which prevent prisoners from physically interacting with the[…]

10 Orgs Call for Release of Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace on 100th Day of Hunger Strike

Nine Bahraini and international NGOs, and the University College Union launched a campaign last week marking the 100th day of detained human rights defender, Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace’s hunger strike. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Gulf Center for Human[…]

Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja Launches New Hunger Strike

Sunday 24 August 2014, Bahrain – Prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Center for Human rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, has declared an open hunger strike “in protest against the continuation of arbitrary arrest and detention.” In a statement made to members of his immediate[…]

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja: January’s Champion for Justice

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has spent his life peacefully advocating for the human and civil rights of the people of Bahrain.  Al-Khawaja began protesting the Bahraini regime as a student in London. After the Government of Bahrain failed to renew his passport, he stayed in Europe, eventually seeking asylum in Denmark and becoming an active member in the Committee[…]

ADHRB Condemns Treatment of Bahraini Prisoners during December Hunger Strike

In early December, Bahrain prison officials in Jaw Prison broke a hunger strike by negotiating with prisoners for the provision of basic essentials to weather the winter season. Days after the hunger strike ended, however, they reneged on their promises and refused to provide prisoners with proper clothing and access to medical treatment. Americans for Democracy and[…]