Tag: Prisoners

Bahrain: Women Targeted In Mass Arrests Over “Popular Referendum”

Bahrain: Women Targeted In Mass Arrests Over “Popular Referendum”

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn in the strongest terms the arrest and alleged torture of at least thirteen women in Bahrain. These women have reportedly been charged with “establishing […]

NGOs Condemn Continued Detention of Nabeel Rajab

NGOs Condemn Continued Detention of Nabeel Rajab

20 October 2014 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) are extremely concerned over the continued detention of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The aforementioned organizations condemn the prosecution of […]

Civil Society Organizations Send Nabeel Rajab Letter to Secretary Kerry

Civil Society Organizations Send Nabeel Rajab Letter to Secretary Kerry

16 October 2014 – Washington, D.C. – On 14 October, 20 civil society organizations sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry expressing their deep concern over the recent arrest of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. In the letter, the signatories urge Secretary Kerry and the U.S. […]

No Country for Outsiders: Qatar Detains Human Rights Defenders

No Country for Outsiders: Qatar Detains Human Rights Defenders

On 31 August 2014, Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev disappeared from Doha, Qatar, just before they were supposed to board their plane to leave the country. The pair of human rights defenders were in the country researching the plight of migrant workers in the Gulf emirate. Shortly before their disappearance, […]

Voices for the Voiceless: September 2014 Joint Communications Report

Voices for the Voiceless: September 2014 Joint Communications Report

When a particular government fails to address the human rights issues plaguing its country, people around the world look to the United Nations to speak on and solve the issues created by government inaction. The UN Charter called for the creation of a Commission on Human Rights, which in turn […]