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[…]

Event Notes: “Bahrain Political Prisoners and Human Rights Defenders”

  On 26 June 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the International Federation for Human Rights, World Organization Against Torture, Amnesty International, the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Alsalam Foundation, and Human Rights Watch, co-sponsored[…]

DC Premiere of Award-winning Documentary “Witness Bahrain” on Capitol Hill – June 17, 2015

Media contact: Kate Kizer, kkizer@adhrb.org, (202) 621-6141 x 103 Washington D.C. – June 15, 2015 – “Witness Bahrain”, a new award-winning documentary by donkeysaddle projects, will premiere in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:30pm on Capitol Hill. The screening, which is co-sponsored by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Americans for Democracy & Human[…]

Upcoming Event: “Witness Bahrain” Documentary Screening on Capitol Hill

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with Congressman Hank Johnson and donkeysaddle projects, is proud to present a screening of the award-winning documentary Witness Bahrain on Wednesday, June 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM on Capitol Hill. Witness Bahrain is a piercing look inside Bahrain, two years after the start of Bahrain’s uprising. The film[…]