#Tried4Tweets: #Taiba_Ismail

On 26 June 2016, Bahraini security forces stormed Taiba Ismail’s house and arrested her. The Government of Bahrain has since charged Ismail for tweets she posted, saying that she “incited hatred against the government.” Ismail’s arrest came at the height of the government’s renewed campaign of judicial harassment against opposition leaders, political activists, and human[…]

UN HRC Releases Remarks Regarding Kuwait’s ICCPR Review

On 15 July 2016, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HRC) published the findings of its review of Kuwait’s adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The Government of Kuwait acceded to the ICCPR on 21 May 1996. It is one of only two members of the Gulf Cooperation Council[…]

Twenty-Six NGOs Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, Prior to His Trial Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 12 July 2016, the trial of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab begins. Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Rajab may be sentenced to more than ten years in prison. We, the undersigned NGOs, hold the government of Bahrain responsible for the deterioration of Rajab’s health due to[…]

ADHRB at HRC: Continued Concern for Human Rights in Oman’s UPR Outcome

On March 17, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during Item 6’s UPR outcomes on Oman, in which he expressed the organization’s continued concern for the human rights situation in Oman. Please continue reading for his full[…]