UPDATE: American Teen’s Trial Postponed in Bahrain

The trial of 17-year old U.S. citizen Abdulla Jaffar has been postponed until Wednesday, May 14 because there were no witnesses for the prosecution present. Though a U.S. Embassy representative was present in the courtroom on Tuesday, Abdulla’s family has expressed disappointment about the lack of action on the part of the U.S. government for[…]

American Teen on Trial in Bahrain Calls for Human Rights Protections for All Child Prisoners

An American teen imprisoned in Bahrain is calling for human rights protections for all Bahraini children who are subjected to detainment and imprisonment in the country. On May 6 2014, 17-year-old American citizen Abdulla Jaffar Abdulla will be tried in a Bahraini court on political charges. Abdulla is not the first American or the first[…]

UPDATE: Jassim al-Banna Released From Prison after 3 Months, Still Awaiting Trial

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has received news that Jassim al-Banna, a Bahraini high school student with special needs who was arrested in January, has been released from prison after three months in detention. We applaud al-Banna’s release to the custody of his parents where he may have direct access to[…]

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[…]

Take Action: Disabled Teen Neglected in Bahraini Prison

ADHRB is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Jassim al-Banna, a 17-year old high school student currently detained in Bahrain who suffers from Marfan’s Syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition. On 6 January 2014, Bahraini security forces entered Mohammad al-Banna’s home looking for his teenage son, Jassim. Jassim al-Banna suffers from Marfan Syndrome, a[…]