Tag: political prisoner

UK Must Condemn Bahrain Embassy Reprisal Attack Against Ali Mushaima

UK Must Condemn Bahrain Embassy Reprisal Attack Against Ali Mushaima

Washington, DC – 14 August 2018: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has sent an open letter to British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt calling on the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to strongly condemn the Bahraini Embassy’s harassment […]

Prisoner Profile: Khalil al-Halwachi

Prisoner Profile: Khalil al-Halwachi

Following yet another postponement in the final days of 2016, the trial of Bahraini scholar and activist Khalil al-Halwachi is now set to enter its twenty-third session on 22 January 2017. He is being tried along with 16 others and has been detained by Bahraini authorities for over two years […]

Mohammed Hassan Jawad and the Unseen in Bahrain

Mohammed Hassan Jawad and the Unseen in Bahrain

In 2015, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei used Legos to create portraits of 176 political activists from around the world. Some of the names and faces of political exiles and prisoners of conscience were recognizable, such as Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning. Included were some […]

REEMA SHALLAN: In Bahrain, the Prisons are for the Reformers

REEMA SHALLAN: In Bahrain, the Prisons are for the Reformers

The people of Bahrain are currently facing an unprecedented attack on their human rights. Since 14 February 2011, the government has detained thousands of non-violent demonstrators for their involvement in pro-democracy protests. Unfortunately, these arrests are just the first in a series of state-sanctioned human rights violations that pervade the […]