ADHRB: Holding an International Religious Freedom Roundtable in Bahrain Ignores Systematic Discrimination and Divisive Government Policies

6 December 2019 – On 8 and 9 December, the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence in the Kingdom of Bahrain will be holding an International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable. This will be a major international religious freedom gathering in Bahrain, and part of a goal by the organizers to see a proliferation of[…]

Italy’s Role in Whitewashing Religious Intolerance in Bahrain

Read the Italian translation of this blog here. On 5 November 2018, Italian public university Università di Roma La Sapienza inaugurated a new professorship in honor of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa AlKhalifa – the King Hamad Chair for inter-religious dialogue and peaceful co-existence. The professorship, likely starting in September 2019 according to sources, was[…]

UPDATED: ADHRB Calls for the Release of Sayed Majeed AlMeshaal After His Re-Arrest

**Update 04 February 2019 – Yesterday, Sayed Majeed AlMeshaal was detained for 15 days on the charge of inciting hatred towards the regime and was transferred to Dry Dock Detention Center. 01 February 2019 – On 31 January 2019, Bahrain authorities re-arrested prominent Shia cleric and former Ulema council leader Sayed Majeed AlMeshaal. AlMeshaal’s re-arrest comes[…]

UPDATED: Bahrain Harasses Shia Clerics Ahead of Ashura Amid Wider Attack on Religious Freedom

**Updated 07 November 2018 – Individuals detained during Ashura, including AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen, have been released except for one. However, clerics continue to be targeted, with two other clerics arrested on 29 October due to their religious discourse around Ashura. **Updated 26 October 2018 – There are clerics who remain in detention since September. On 19 September, AbdulMajeed[…]

NGOs call on US State Department to Pressure Bahrain and allow Hassan Mushaima access to healthcare

On Monday, 10 September 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and 13 human rights and faith organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling the State Department’s attention to the abuse of Hasan Mushaima, a 70-year-old political prisoner in Bahrain. Mushaima is one of Bahrain’s most prominent political[…]