Disproportionality in Sentencing in the GCC: The Cases of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

The Gulf remains a major destination for migrant workers, primarily from southern and Southeast Asia. Often, migrants from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and numerous other countries travel to the Gulf States to work in low-skilled labour sectors. ADHRB, along with other organisations, reported the systemic discrimination these minorities face, including access to healthcare, threats[…]

Profile in Persecution: Ali Fadhel Abbas

Updated: Ali Fadhel Abbas, a 21-year-old garage worker, was arbitrarily arrested in 2019 at Bahrain International Airport upon returning from Iraq, where he visited the shrine of Imam Husain on the 40th day of his martyrdom. During his detention, he endured torture, forced disappearance, and medical neglect. Currently, he is held at Jau prison, serving[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Abdulla Mohamed (Juma’a)

The Bahraini citizen Husain Abdulla Mohamed (Juma’a) was arbitrarily arrested from his home when he was 20 years old. He was subjected to torture, enforced disappearance, medical neglect, and an unfair trial during his detention. He is currently serving a life sentence in what was known as the “Zulfiqar Brigades” case, in which he was[…]

ADHRB at HRC42 Highlighted Bahrain’s Crackdown on its Citizens and Negligence of Prisoners

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council under the General Debate of item 5 highlighting how Bahrain has been torturing its prisoners and cracking down on civil society. Click here for the PDF of the submitted statement. Please find[…]

ADHRB Calls on the Human Rights Council to Urge the Bahraini Authorities to Annul All Convictions from Unfair Trials

On 1 July 2019, within the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneve, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) made an oral statement during the Council’s Item 3 General Debate on Bahrain’s increasing implementation of mass trials to convict dissidents. And called on Bahrain to restore revoked nationalities, to[…]