Tag: nonviolence

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Struggle for Social Justice

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Struggle for Social Justice

On 2 January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric and outspoken peaceful social justice activist. Sheikh al-Nimr was an influential cleric in the Eastern Province town of Awamiyah, where he advocated for political freedom, human rights, and an end to oppression for all Saudis. […]

NGOs Strongly Condemn Violence in Bahrain

NGOs Strongly Condemn Violence in Bahrain

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), strongly condemn today’s violence that reportedly killed two policemen and injured eight others. Violence, in any context, […]

Michael Payne Delivers Item 8 Intervention at HRC28

Michael Payne Delivers Item 8 Intervention at HRC28

On March 23, ADHRB Advocacy Associate, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention at the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 8 on human rights in Bahrain.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط  هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة […]

February Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Prisoners of Conscience

February Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Prisoners of Conscience

More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters and politically motivated prison sentences continue.  Numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars today, including hundreds of prisoners of conscience. Every month, ADHRB, BIRD and BCHR ask all defenders of human rights to take […]