ADHRB condemns judicial corruption and death sentences in Bahrain at HRC44

On 13 July 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 44 under the general debate of independence of judges and lawyers.   Madam President, We thank the Special Rapporteur for his report and we agree with his assessment on the effect of corruption on the independence of[…]

Panel Event – Deepening Political and Human Rights Crisis in Bahrain

On July 3, 2020, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain hosted an online-streamed event entitled “Deepening Political & Human Rights Crisis in Bahrain”.  This event has special meaning, as it proves that human right defenders may continue to speak out and advocate for positive change in oppressive countries, such as Bahrain, even during[…]

Football Club Takeover by Bahraini Royal Family: Warned a ‘whitewash’ by Spanish MP Adelante

On the 26 June 2020, Spanish political party Adelante released a public statement concerning the Bahraini Royal Family purchase of Spanish football club, Córdoba FC. Luzmarina Dorado, Member of Parliament for Adelante Andalucía for Córdoba, warned that the Bahraini Royal Family intends to use the purchase as a means to strengthen its public image so[…]

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[…]

Spanish MP Joan Baldoví tables a second set of Parliamentary questions relating to Bahrain’s record of Human Rights Abuses

On the 27th of May, MP Joan Baldoví, member of  the Coalició Compromís, tabled a series of questions to the Spanish parliament in relation to the state of political prisoners and reports of grave human rights violations committed by the regime. This was a follow-up session, a second time that his concerns were raised in[…]