Bahrain Upholds Death Sentence Against Torture Victims

8 January 2020 – Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeals has upheld the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa. Both men were convicted in an unfair trial that used evidence obtained through their torture. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Reprieve[…]

Sixth Annual Report of Bahrain’s MOI Ombudsman Shows a Continued Failure to Address Impunity within Security Forces

7 October 2019 – On 3 October 2019, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) Ombudsman released its sixth annual report, demonstrating a continued inability to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable. The report covers the period from May 2018 to April 2019, tracking complaints received and actions taken by the Ombudsman to investigate and address these complaints.[…]

HRC40 Written Statement – Pervasive Impunity in Bahrain

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over culture of impunity in Bahrain, including the failure of accountability and oversight mechanisms to fulfill their mandates, the suppression of free expression,[…]

Fifth Report of Bahrain’s MOI Ombudsman Whitewashes Impunity for Police Brutality

The Office of the Ombudsman for Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) released its fifth annual report on 4 October 2018, further whitewashing both rampant police misconduct and its own role in perpetuating the cycle of abuse. Covering the period from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018, the report presents the work of the Ombudsman’s[…]

NGOs Raise Concerns Regarding the Failure of Bahrain’s Human Rights Mechanisms to Properly Address the Case of Hassan Mushaima

20 August 2018 – As Hassan Mushaima, a septuagenarian prisoner of conscience serving a life sentence in Bahrain, continues to face illegal restrictions on his access to medical care, 10 international NGOs call for full and unrestricted access to medical care in detention for all prisoners of conscience. Concurrently, our organizations raise deep concerns regarding the[…]