Rights groups call on states to re-engage on Bahrain human rights concerns ahead of UN Human Rights Council

31 August 2017 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) along with other international human rights organizations have sent letters to 56 governments calling for increased pressure on the Bahraini government to make significant and immediate human rights reforms. The governments who received the letter joined in supporting a joint statement[…]

16 NGOs demand release of imprisoned photojournalist Sayed al-Mousawi

Today, sixteen NGOs sent a letter to King Hamad of Bahrain regarding the upcoming appeal hearing for photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi. Bahraini authorities arrested and tortured al-Mousawi three years ago under terrorism charges, and a court sentenced him to ten years in jail after years of arbitrary detention and mistreatment. His April 23 appeal[…]

Int’l NGOs send letter to Boris Johnson regarding jailed HRD Nabeel Rajab

Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH   3 February 2017   Dear Mr Johnson, In light of recent developments in Bahrain, we write to raise our deep concern over the punitive trials of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who is being prosecuted in three[…]

NGOs urge Obama Administration to address Human Rights at Manama Dialogue

8 December 2016 – NGOs sent a letter today to President Obama, calling on his administration to address human rights violations with Bahraini officials during the Manama Dialogue this weekend. Please see the text of the letter below. 8 December 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear[…]

NGO Letter of Appeal: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016, Jamsheer appeared before Judge Mohamed Al-Khalifa of the High Criminal Court of Appeal to request that she be freed to serve out the remainder[…]