NGOs Raise Concern Over Forcibly Disappeared Sayed Alawi

Today, 23 August 2017, a group of international NGOs, including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and Amnesty International, sent a letter to the Bahraini government to request information concerning Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi. Sayed Alawi is a victim of enforced disappearance; the Bahraini authorities have forcibly disappeared him for more than nine[…]

FCO Silence on Nabeel Rajab “Appalling,” Say 17 Rights Groups & MPs Ahead Of His Trial Tomorrow

6 August 2017 – The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s silence on the sentencing of human rights figure Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain has been called “appalling” in a letter to the Foreign Secretary, signed by 17 rights groups & MPs today. The President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights faces trial tomorrow, 7 August, for[…]

NGOs send letter to UN on 1-year anniversary of the arrest of Nabeel Rajab

Today,13 June 2017, 14 international human rights NGOs sent letters to all UN Member and Observer states urging them to call for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab and all charges against him dropped. The Bahraini government has brought two cases against Rajab, one for tweet and one for media interviews. Bahraini authorities have subjected Rajab[…]

Bahrain: Press Freedom Groups Call for Lifting of Al Wasat Suspension, As Newspaper’s Ban Continues

8 June 2017 – Top press freedom organizations and local Bahraini groups are among 15 rights groups and campaigners who today raised alarm over the suspension of Bahrain’s only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for four days now. The 15 rights groups and campaigners, which today wrote letters addressed to[…]

US organizations send letter to Bahrain king ahead of Sheikh Qassim trial

Last month, a group of US-based organizations that work on religious freedom signed a letter to Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, to raise concern about the case of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Center for Inquiry, Shia Rights Watch,[…]