Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on Third Anniversary of his Arrest

Protesters demand the release of human rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja   The undersigned civil society organizations express their serious concern for the health and well-being of imprisoned Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. Mr. Al-Khawaja was arrested three years ago today, on 9 April 2011, and continues to require medical attention for injuries sustained during[…]

Mahdi Abu Deeb: April’s Champion for Justice

  Mahdi Abu Deeb   Dr. Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb is an educator and education administrator formerly employed by the Ministry of Education to guide development of art studies in government schools. He is also the founder and president of the Bahrain Teacher’s Association (BTA), and was elected Assistant-Secretary General of the Arab Teachers’[…]

ADHRB Advocacy Associate Delivers Oral Intervention under Item 2 at HRC25

On 26 March, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Advocacy Associate Michael Payne delivered an oral statement (starting at 52:35) at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 2 regarding the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the[…]

ADHRB Sends a Letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis I

On 21 February 2014, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Executive Director Husain Abdulla sent an open letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis I, to bring to his attention the case of Abdulwahab Hussain. A Bahraini man of faith, social worker, and human rights advocate, Abdulwahab Hussain is currently serving a life[…]

ADHRB Praises the European Parliament for Passing Bahrain Urgency Resolution

Strasbourg, France – February 6, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament passed an urgent resolution expressing “grave concern” over ongoing human rights violations and the status of the rule of law in Bahrain. The resolution, voted through the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, called on the Government of Bahrain to immediately release all political[…]