38 MEPs call on Bahrain to make parliamentary elections free and fair

16 November 2018 – Today 38 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) expressed their serious concern over the legitimacy of the upcoming elections for the Council of Representatives of Bahrain’s National Assembly in a letter addressed to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The elections are due to be held on Saturday 24 November. In particular,[…]

ADHRB Condemns Impunity Against Journalists in Bahrain

2 November 2018 – Today, on the fifth United Nations (UN) International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) recognizes Bahraini journalists who have faced, and continue to face, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture, and death at the hands of the Bahraini government because of their[…]

HRC38 Item 3 GD Oral Intervention: Restrictions on Free Expression in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

On Monday 25 June, during the Item 3 General Debate at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Saudi Advocacy Associate Tyler Pry delivered an oral intervention highlighting restrictions on freedom of expression and opinion in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, in particular Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Pry especially noted[…]

HRC37 Intervention on impunity for crimes against journalists in Bahrain

On Tuesday 20 March, during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Advocacy Associate Tyler Pry delivered an oral intervention during the Item 8 General Debate on behalf of ADHRB. In his intervention, Pry discussed impunity for crimes committed by the Bahraini government against journalists in the context of the Vienna Declaration and[…]

Saleh al-Shehi’s Arrest Shows that Repression of Free Expression Continues in Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called for the immediate release of Saudi journalist Saleh al-Shehi, a columnist for Al-Watan who regularly reported on topics including the government’s economic policies and its treatment of expat workers. Al-Shehi was reportedly detained after accusing the Saudi royal court of corruption during an appearance[…]