HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Item 4 on Jau Prison and Militarization of Health Systems

On 19 September during the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori, on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 General Debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori discussed the mass hunger strike by prisoners in Jau Prison, as well as Bahrain’s militarization of[…]

NGOs Call on Bahrain to End Degrading Treatment of Imprisoned Activists

On 30 April 2017, ten human rights NGOs, including ADHRB, called on Bahraini authorities to put an end to their degrading treatment of wrongfully imprisoned activists in the country. The full text of the statement is below. Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute[…]

Bahrain Imposes New Restriction and Denies Medical Care at Jau Prison

29 March 2017 – Over the last three months, the Government of Bahrain has intensified restrictions on inmates at Jau Prison, the country’s largest long-term male detention facility. Authorities have particularly targeted political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for increased abuse, subjecting the remaining eleven members of the “Bahrain 13” to severe deprivation of medical[…]

NGOs call on King of Bahrain to release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifaOffice of HM the KingP.O. Box 555, Rifa’a PalaceKingdom of Bahrain Cc. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MPSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsForeign & Commonwealth OfficeKing Charles Street, London SW1A2AH Cc. The Honorable John F. KerrySecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC[…]

No contact for a week: Family fears for Dr. al-Singace’s health

UPDATE 7/5/2016: ADHRB has received reports that Dr. al-Singace has since been able to contact his family. It remains unclear if his health has improved. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has learned that communication has been severed between Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and his family. For the last[…]