Tag: reprisals

NGOs call for the release of activist Zainab al-Khawaja

NGOs call for the release of activist Zainab al-Khawaja

14 March 2016 – Bahraini security forces today raided the house of human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja and arrested her with her 15 months old son. The undersigned NGOs condemn in the strongest terms the arrest of Zainab and her son over charges merely related to her activism and exercise […]

Champions for Justice: Victims of Government Reprisals

Champions for Justice: Victims of Government Reprisals

Since Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising began in 2011, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) have documented numerous cases of government retaliation against human rights defenders and activists. Less well-known, however, are cases […]

Prisoner Profile: Dr. Mohammed al-Mansoori

Prisoner Profile: Dr. Mohammed al-Mansoori

Dr. Mohammed Ali Saleh al-Mansoori is an Emirati lawyer and former president of the UAE Jurists’ Association. He is also a human rights activist – one who has long faced government harassment for pushing democratic reforms. As early as October 2007, Emirati authorities imposed an open-ended travel ban on Dr. […]

33 States Join 5th UN Joint Statement on Human Rights in Bahrain

33 States Join 5th UN Joint Statement on Human Rights in Bahrain

14 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), welcome today’s joint statement raising the concern of 33 States about the human rights situation in Bahrain during the 30th […]