Joint Letter: Urgent Medical Care Needed For Imprisoned Bahraini Opposition Leader

On 11 December 2023, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with 15 other human rights organizations, signed a joint letter calling on the King and Crown Prince of Bahrain to urgently and unconditionally release the prominent political dissident in Bahrain, Hassan Mushaima. The letter called for ensuring that the 75 years[…]

Bahrain: Free Imprisoned Rights Defenders and Activists

Extend Releases to Those at Special Risk of COVID-19 April 6, 2020- Amid the global threat posed by COVID-19, Bahraini authorities should release human rights defenders, opposition activists, journalists and all others imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, a coalition of 21 rights groups said today. For[…]

HRC43 Written Statement: Bahrain’s Death Penalty

Ahead of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) wishes to take the opportunity at the 43rd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) to raise concerns about Bahrain’s use of the death penalty, in particular, the executions of two[…]

Bahrain Upholds Death Sentence Against Torture Victims

8 January 2020 – Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeals has upheld the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa. Both men were convicted in an unfair trial that used evidence obtained through their torture. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Reprieve[…]

UN Experts express “shock, dismay, and outrage” at arbitrary execution of Saudi citizen

7 November 2019 – Today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an Opinion on the case of Abbas al-Hassan, a Saudi man who was arrested in 2013 and executed on 23 April 2019. The WGAD found his detention to have been arbitrary and unlawful, in violation of his right to a[…]