Bahraini HRD Nabeel Rajab’s Final Appeals Hearing Approaches for Social Media Charges

The Bahraini government has a tradition of “using Western holidays as an opportunity to carry out a wide range of political and human rights abuses.” Such is the case with Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s final appeals hearing that could decide whether he will remain in prison until 2023. His hearing is scheduled for[…]

57 NGOs call for Nabeel Rajab’s immediate release ahead of his 31 December appeals hearing

16 December 2018 – We the undersigned call on Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab immediately, to repeal his convictions and sentences, and drop all charges against him. On 31 December 2018 the Court of Cassation in Bahrain may issue its verdict in the appeal of the five-year prison sentence handed to him for peaceful comments[…]

ADHRB Unequivocally Condemns Bahrain’s Unopposed Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Today, 12 October 2018, United Nations (UN) member states voted to allow Bahrain a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Bahrain ran unopposed, effectively guaranteeing it membership despite an atrocious record of systematic human rights violations, including consistent acts of reprisal against activists for engaging with the HRC itself.  Americans for Democracy &[…]

Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Recognized as a Finalist for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

On 8 October 2018, Nabeel Rajab was recognized as a shortlisted finalist for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. This prestigious prize is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Václav Havel Library, and the Charta 77 Foundation to honor outstanding civil society action in the defense of human[…]

Election Tracker: Quasi-Governmental Election Monitor Accuses Critics of “Political Terrorism”

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections. See the previous post on the continued judicial harassment[…]