Bahrain Upholds Death Sentence Against Torture Victims

8 January 2020 – Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeals has upheld the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa. Both men were convicted in an unfair trial that used evidence obtained through their torture. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Reprieve[…]

Bahrain Court Delays Verdict on Death Row Torture Victims to Christmas Day

27 November 2019 – Without offering any justification, Bahrain’s High Criminal Appeals Court has delayed a judgment due today in the case of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa. Both men had previously been sentenced to death on the basis of torture-tainted confessions. Lawyers have been notified that the verdict will now be issued on December[…]

ADHRB Condemns Rising Use of Capital Punishment in the GCC

10 October 2017 – On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) would like to call attention toward the rising use of the death penalty in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in particular Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. Saudi Arabia,[…]

ADHRB at HRC36 Event Summary – Bahrain: Systematic State Abuse in the Name of Countering Terrorism

On 13 September 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Amnesty International hosted an event at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council that sought to explore the means by which Bahrain’s state security agencies—particularly the National Security Agency—systematically violate human rights in the name of countering terrorism. The panel[…]

HRC33: ADHRB raises concerns over use of arbitrary detentions in Bahrain

On 16 September 2016, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Director of Advocacy at BIRD, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under item 3 at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council on the use of arbitrary detentions by the Government of Bahrain. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr.[…]