No contact for a week: Family fears for Dr. al-Singace’s health

UPDATE 7/5/2016: ADHRB has received reports that Dr. al-Singace has since been able to contact his family. It remains unclear if his health has improved. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has learned that communication has been severed between Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and his family. For the last[…]

Saudi Women Are Separated in Councils

Although Saudi women were permitted to vote and run for political positions in December 2015, the government has required the 17 women who gained elected seats in municipal councils (out of 978 candidates) to sit in separate rooms and only communicate electronically with their male counterparts. This move upset women activists, but government ministers quickly[…]