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[…]