ADHRB Unequivocally Condemns the Attack on Photojournalist by Bahraini Embassy in London

12 August 2019 – On the night of 26 July 2019, Bahraini photojournalist and activist Moosa Mohammed scaled the Bahraini Embassy in London in protest of the impending executions of torture victims Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali. He called on the Bahraini government to halt the unjust executions, echoing the calls made by United Nations[…]

UN Special Procedures Publishes Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on Disappearance of Yemeni Journalist Marwan Al-Muraisy

On 1 April 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, and Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression published an Urgent Appeal addressed to Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of Yemeni journalist Marwan Ali Naji Al-Muraisy.[…]

Bahrain denies Danish MP and Human Rights Activist Entry to Celebrate Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s 57th Birthday

On 3 April, Danish MP Lars Aslan Rasmussen and the Director of the Human Rights Defender program for Human Rights First (HRF) and advisor at Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Brian Dooley, attempted to visit Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a prominent jailed Bahraini human rights activist, to celebrate al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday on 5 April. The pair[…]

Swiss Journalists detained in the GCC

On Thursday 9 November, two journalists working for a Swiss news outlet were detained and forcibly disappeared in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Serge Enderlin and Jon Bjorgvinsson were in Abu Dhabi to cover the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and interview the museum’s architect, Jean Nouvel. The pair claims that they were accredited[…]