ADHRB Condemns Decision Upholding the Sentence of Members of the Alwadaei Family

25 February 2019 – Today, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the three-year prison sentence of three family members of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Director of Advocacy for the London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD). With this decision, Alwadaei’s mother-in-law Hajer Mansoor, brother-in-law Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, and cousin Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor have exhausted all legal[…]

NGOs Raise Concerns Regarding the Failure of Bahrain’s Human Rights Mechanisms to Properly Address the Case of Hassan Mushaima

20 August 2018 – As Hassan Mushaima, a septuagenarian prisoner of conscience serving a life sentence in Bahrain, continues to face illegal restrictions on his access to medical care, 10 international NGOs call for full and unrestricted access to medical care in detention for all prisoners of conscience. Concurrently, our organizations raise deep concerns regarding the[…]

United Nations Human Rights Committee Releases Concluding Observations for Bahrain’s First ICCPR Review

26 July 2018 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations regarding Bahrain’s initial International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) periodic report. This marks Bahrain’s first review of compliance with treaty obligations under the ICCPR, despite ratifying the Covenant in 2006. The report comes over a decade late,[…]

ADHRB finds that Bahrain is in Near-Total Violation of the ICCPR

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an assessment of Bahrain’s compliance with its treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) for consideration by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee during the kingdom’s first review, which began on 2 July 2018. The report evaluates Bahrain’s adherence[…]

#TriedForTweets: @angryarabiya – Zainab al-Khawaja

Using her Twitter handle, @angryarabiya, Zainab al-Khawaja amassed nearly 50,000 followers and became a prominent voice of the 2011 pro-democracy movement in Bahrain.  She, along with fellow human rights defenders, provided on-the-ground updates on protests and demonstrations via her Twitter page. Her cyberactivism helped bring greater international attention to the human rights abuses committed by the Government[…]