Transnational repression: a tool that extends authoritarian government’s capacity for repression

Perhaps not-so-well-known, transnational repression constitutes a threat to human rights that has been going on for decades. The phenomenon, which entails governments reaching beyond their borders to silence or deter dissent by committing human rights abuses against their nationals or former nationals, has been extensively documented by Human Rights Watch. The 2018 murder and dismemberment[…]

INTERPOL Deletion Request Program

Background: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) first started its INTERPOL program in May 2016, and has worked on a handful of cases, including multiple successful requests for deletion as well as certificates for multiple individuals who believed that they may have been subjected to a Red Notice. INTERPOL (the International Criminal[…]

Bahraini refugee at risk of deportation from Thailand to Bahrain where he may face torture

29 November 2018 – On Tuesday 27 November, Thai authorities in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) detained Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraibi, a Bahrain-born man residing in Australia under refugee status. His detention stems from an INTERPOL Red Notice against him, issued upon request of Bahrain on the basis of a 2014 criminal conviction. He has[…]

ADHRB Announces INTERPOL Red Notice Program

ADHRB is pleased to announce a new program by which it works with victims to counter Bahrain’s use of INTERPOL red notices. The Government of Bahrain has for the last several years abused the INTERPOL red notice system in order to harass human rights defenders and political activists living abroad as well as obtain the extradition of politically exiled[…]