HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: the Health of Nabeel Rajab and Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace

On 6 June 2017, ADHRB’s international advocacy officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council during the Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Rapporteur on health and Independent Expert on international solidarity. In his intervention, Payne discussed the impact of[…]

Imprisoned Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith reportedly begins hunger strike

In an open letter written from Al-Sadr prison in Abu Dhabi, prominent academic and economist Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith announced that he began a hunger strike on 2 April 2017 in protest against the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals’ recent verdict against him. On 29 March 2017, the court sentenced Dr. bin Ghaith to 10[…]

UAE to hold new hearing for academic Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith

17 January 2017 – Tomorrow, 18 January 2017, prominent Emirati economist and academic Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith is scheduled for a new hearing before the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court. UAE authorities have subjected Dr. bin Ghaith to a lengthy trial over charges that violate his right to free expression and association. Americans for Democracy[…]

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 without being sentenced, in clear[…]

Bahraini Opposition Activist Fadhel Abbas Sentenced to Three Years in Prison on Appeal

27 October 2016 – The Government of Bahrain yesterday decreased the sentence of Fadhel Abbas, former Secretary-General of the al-Wahdawi Political Society. Courts originally sentenced Abbas to five years in prison, following a June 2015 conviction on charges violating Abbas’ right to free expression. However, following his appeal, a court has now reduced Abbas’ sentence[…]