NGOs Call for the Immediate Release of Al-Wefaq General-Secretary Shaikh Ali Salman

On 28 December 2014, Bahraini authorities arrested Shaikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq Political Society. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy for Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) strongly condemn the Bahraini government’s detention of Shaikh Salman for his peaceful political activities and[…]

Bahrain Arbitrarily Imprisons, Tortures United States Citizen

At its 69th Session in 2014, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention officially declared that the Government of Bahrain is arbitrarily detaining an American citizen in prison and has inadequately responded to allegations of torture. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) deplores this latest use of torture by the Government[…]

Mother and Infant Son Detained On Freedom of Assembly Charges in Bahrain

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior continues to detain a mother and her premature son. The child – who is six months old and in fragile health – and his mother are being held on charges related to freedom of assembly. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights[…]

Elections Fuel Cycle of Instability in Bahrain

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), having condemned in the strongest terms the recent arrest and alleged torture of at least thirteen women in Bahrain, would like to call further attention to the instability perpetuated by[…]

Anti-terror Laws Threaten Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & UAE

On 14 November 2014, six leading human rights NGOs held a discussion in Washington, DC on human rights violations by Gulf countries that are partners of the United States in the fight against ISIS. “Criminalization of Dissent in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates” put the focus on countries which routinely jail those who advocate democratic reform and[…]