NGOs & Individuals Call for Protection of Religious Freedom for Bahrain 13

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, a group of 15 NGOs and individuals sent a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to call on Government of Bahrain to protect the religious freedoms of a group of high-profile political prisoners known as the Bahrain 13. As the letter states, “[t]he Bahrain 13 are representative[…]

ADHRB Joins NGO Letter to the EU Concerning the Arrest of Nabeel Rajab

On 7 April 2015, a coalition of NGOs including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), the Bahrain Center for Rights and Democracy (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Center for Rights and Democracy[…]

NGOs Send Letter to Saudi Minister of Interior Urging Release of Imprisoned Activists

2 February 2015 – Today, 24 international NGOs, interfaith organizations and concerned individuals sent a letter to Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia expressing concern over the ongoing detention and ill-treatment of human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair and blogger Raif Badawi. The undersigned urged Prince Mohammed bin Naif to immediately release al-Khair[…]

NGOs Call on Pope Francis to Refrain from Building on Legacy of Repression in Bahrain

15 December 2014 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) sent a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, urging the pontiff to halt the construction of a church complex on a 9,000 square meter royal land grant in Alawi, Bahrain due to concerns[…]

NGOs Urge Saudi King to Grant Clemency for Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

27 October 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Today, 26 multi-faith organizations sent a letter to King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia urging him to pardon Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. The renowned Shia cleric and human rights defender was sentenced to death, and possible crucifixion, on 15 October by the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court. He was found guilty of vague[…]