Culture of Impunity and arrest of Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

On 25 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during on interactive debate under item 4.   Madame President, IDO would like to raise its deep concern over the harsh repression of fundamental liberties and the widespread culture of impunity that are rampant in Saudi[…]

Profile in Persecution: Husain Jaafar Saleh

On 13 July 2015, during the month of Ramadan, Husain Jaafar Saleh was arrested at a bazaar in Al Malikiyah, Bahrain. He was a 27-year-old final-year engineering student at the Bahrain Training Institute and owned a shop that sold bags. Initially, Husain was sentenced in absentia to five years imprisonment. He maintains that he did[…]

Three Conferences Highlighted the Ongoing Systematic Human Rights Violations in Bahrain

This week, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) had the pleasure of participating in three online events; (1) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Bahrain, (2) Online Side Event During the 44 th session of the UN HRC; (3) Deepening Political and Human Rights Crisis in Bahrain. A wide[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Kameel Juma Hasan

Kameel Hasan was a 16-year-old high school student when he was arrested in December 2019. Bahraini authorities targeted Kameel as a form of reprisal against his mother, Bahraini activist Najah Yusuf, who is a former prisoner of conscience who had been released in August 2019. He had been targeted since 23 April 2017 when he[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Salman Abbas Hasan

Salman was a 24-year-old volleyball player when he was arrested on 4 September 2014. Without presenting a warrant, authorities had beaten and arrested him. An interrogation and trial marred with human rights violations followed. Salman is currently in Jau Prison serving a 19-year and six-month sentence. On 4 September 2014, riot police and civilian officers[…]