ADHRB Responds to Bahraini Embassy Statement on the Execution of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali

On 27 July 2019, the Bahraini government executed Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali, two torture victims who were convicted in an unfair trial. The executions took place amid an international outcry against the measure. Members of Congress, including Senator Bob Menendez, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairs, and Representative Ro Khanna, as well Members[…]

UPDATED: United Nations Experts Call on Bahrain to Halt Executions of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here. *** On 26 July 2019, Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, issued a press release reiterating her calls for Bahrain[…]

United Nations Experts Find Five Further Bahrainis Arbitrarily Detained

4 March 2019 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the arbitrary deprivation of liberty in the cases of five Bahrainis: Husain Ebrahim Ali Husain Marzooq, Husain Abdulla Juma Maki Mohamed, Jalila Sayed Ameen Jawad Mohamed Shubbar, Mohamed Ahmed Ali Hasan Mohsen, and Mohamed Hameed Abdulla[…]

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Releases Concluding Observations for Bahrain’s Review

7 February 2019 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published its concluding observations on Bahrain’s recent review before the Committee. This was Bahrain’s first review before the CRC since 2011. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a shadow report to the Committee with[…]

UPDATED: United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Saudi Arabia Must Review the Conviction of Munir Al Adam

**Update 23 April 2019 – Today, the Saudi government carried out the executions of 37 men, including Munir Al Adam. His case had drawn the attention of UN bodies, including Special Procedures (SAU 5/2016 and SAU 7/2017), and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) issued a decision on his case finding Saudi Arabia in violation of its[…]