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[…]

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, ADHRB Calls for an End to Discrimination against Indigenous People in Bahrain

9 August 2018 – Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on Bahrain to end all forms of discrimination against its native populations, including the Baharna and Ajam indigenous groups. According to the United Nations, indigenous people are arguably one of the[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 criticizes Bahrain’s targeting of Shia clerics and religious scholars

On Tuesday 3 July 2018, during the Item 9 General Debate on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention criticizing Bahrain’s targeting of Shia clerics and religious scholars. ADHRB notes that in 2017, the Bahraini government harassed, interrogated, arrested,[…]