HRC42 Written Statement: The persistent patterns of reprisals against Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain

Ahead of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council concerning Bahrain’s government deliberate patterns of reprisals against Human Rights Defenders (HRD) who attempt to cooperate with the United Nations (UN) and its bodies. Continue reading below[…]

UAE Lawyer Mohamed al-Roken Faces Seventh Year Arbitrarily Imprisoned

Mohamed al-Roken is a prominent lawyer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was detained on 17 July 2012 while on his way to a police station and held incommunicadofor months. Al-Roken’s trial began in March 2013, where he was tried with 93 other defendants, and ultimately convicted and sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment on[…]

ADHRB at HRC40 highlights continued reprisals against the family of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei

On Wednesday 13 March 2019, at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, ADHRB Legal Officer Bridget Quitter delivered an oral intervention during the General Debate on Agenda Item 5. In her remarks, Quitter highlighted continued acts of reprisals against the family of London-based human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei.[…]

At HRC39 ADHRB discusses the UN Secretary-General’s report on reprisals and highlights cases in Bahrain

Today, on Wednesday 19 September during the Item 5 General Debate at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain delivered an oral intervention discussing reprisals in the context of the UN Secretary-General’s recently released report. The intervention focused on reprisals by the Bahraini government[…]

ADHRB and GCHR Side Event at HRC 39 Discusses the Repression of Freedoms in Bahrain

On Wednesday 12 September, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 39th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), in cooperation with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Susan Wilding from CIVICUS moderated the event, which featured the Special Rapportuer on the freedom[…]