ADHRB at HRC39 calls for Hassan Mushaima’s release and an investigation into Jau water cuts

On Monday 10 September at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on the rights of older persons and on water and sanitation. In the intervention, ADHRB raised Hassan Mushaima’s case,[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Mohsen Al-Meftah

Husain Mohsen Al-Meftah is a 32-year-old Bahraini citizen who worked as a guard at the Al-Arian factory prior to his arrest. He was arbitrarily arrested by police officers, forcibly disappeared for over 20 days, and tortured into confessing to the charges against him. Husain currently awaits his appeal in Jau Prison. On 8 November 2015,[…]

HRC39 Written Statement: Conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison

Ahead of the 39th session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement addressing poor conditions of detention in Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison. Continue reading for the text of the statement or click here for a PDF of the statement. Conditions[…]

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

The inhumane conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison – which houses political leaders, human rights defenders, and other prisoners of conscience – clearly violate international detention standards. The prison’s unsanitary environment, combined with physical and psychological ill-treatment, poor health care, and obstructed family visits, infringes upon the human rights of prisoners. Systematic abuses in Jau Prison[…]

ADHRB Condemns Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison & Prisoner Abuse

On Wednesday 27 June, at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, Michael Payne, ADHRB’s Director of Advocacy, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate. In his intervention, Payne called the Council’s attention to the poor and unsanitary conditions suffered by detainees, in particular high profile prisoners and human rights defenders,[…]