Newsletter #148

Bahrain Four Bahrainis Arbitrarily Detained, Says UN Body 18 March 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared four Bahrainis to be arbitrarily detained, stating that their detention is impossible to legally justify and violates international law. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the[…]

Newsletter #147

Bahrain NGOs call for the release of activist Zainab al-Khawaja Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Justice Human Rights Organization (JHRO), and European Centre for Democracy and Human Right (ECDHR) condemn in the strongest terms the arrest of Zainab[…]

Newsletter #146

Bahrain Bahrain NGOs Respond to Government High Level HRC Statement Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the European Center for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), and Justice Human Rights Organization (JHRO) would like to take this opportunity[…]

Newsletter #145

Bahrain   UN Special Procedures release Joint Communications Report for HRC31 The Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council released the 13th iteration of their joint communications report on Thursday, February 25, 2016, documenting allegations of human rights abuses from around the world. In the most recent edition of the report, the Special[…]

Newsletter #144

Bahrain State Department Commemorates 5th Anniversary by Calling for More Reforms On 17 February, the US Department of State (DoS) issued a statement commemorating the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising in 2011. The statement highlights ongoing US concerns regarding “limitations on peaceful assembly, political activism, and the criminalization of freedom of expression” since the[…]