Tag: Prisoners of Conscience

Profiles in Persecution: Dr. AbdulJalil AlSingace

Profiles in Persecution: Dr. AbdulJalil AlSingace

Dr. AbdulJalil AlSingace was a Bahraini academic, human rights activist, and blogger until 2011, when he was detained for his participation in protests. He is one of the “Bahrain Thirteen,” a group of 13 political leaders who were arrested for their role in the 2011 pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. Dr. […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or […]

Profiles in Persecution: Abdulwahab Husain Ismaeel

Profiles in Persecution: Abdulwahab Husain Ismaeel

Abdulwahab Husain Ismaeel is a 64-year old Bahraini national from the town of Nuwaidrat. He is one of the “Bahrain Thirteen”- a group of thirteen religious leaders, political opposition leaders, and human rights defenders who led non-violent pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in February 2011. He is currently in Jau Prison […]