Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei Delivers Statement on Bahrain at HRC29

On June 24, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy participated in an Interactive Dialogue on arbitrary detention and torture at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President,[…]

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

Media contact: Kate Kizer,, (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[…]

UN-CAT Questions Detention of Nabeel Rajab

On 2 June 2015, the Committee against Torture, the UN body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture, requested that the Government of Bahrain investigate possible acts of reprisal against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Rajab, who was arrested by the Government of Bahrain in October 2014 and again in April 2015[…]

Newsletter #103

Detention of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Extended Monday 11 May, A Bahraini High Court extended the detention of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab for 15 more days. Rajab was arrested on 2 April 2015 on new charges of posting and re-tweeting comments on Twitter regarding the war in Yemen and torture at Jaw prison. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Rajab[…]