ADHRB Condemns Unfair Trial, Imminent Executions in Bahrain

21 May 2018 – The Court of Cassation, Bahrain’s highest court, today confirmed the sentences against twelve men convicted for alleged terror offenses in an unfair trial marred by reports of torture and other due process violations. Two of the individuals were sentenced to death and are now at imminent risk of execution. Americans for[…]

Dispatch: Security Forces Continue to Threaten Medical Impartiality in Bahrain

In 2011, the Bahraini government violently crushed the kingdom’s mass pro-democracy protests, using excessive and indiscriminate force against peaceful demonstrators. The authorities went so far as to target medical personnel for treating wounded activists – a violation of the principle of medical impartiality that has continued to this day. As reported to the United Nations[…]

Item 8 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Bahrain and medical impartiality

On 20 March 2017, Ebrahim Demestani delivered an oral intervention under Item 8 at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights in Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. In his intervention, Demestani highlighted increased concern over[…]

Dr. Ali al-Ekri completes sentence, released from prison

Today, 10 March 2017, Bahraini Dr. Ali al-Ekri has complete his five-year prison sentence. Dr. al-Ekri was the last remaining doctor in prison who government forces arrested during 2011 for upholding his principles of medical neutrality. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the completion of Dr. al-Ekri’s sentence; however, we note[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines

On 8 March 2017, ADHRB’s Research Associate Sam Jones delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines, delivering an oral intervention highlighting the specific trouble Bidoon populations in the Gulf encounter when attempting to access healthcare. Additionally, Jones raised the Bahraini[…]