UN Secretary-General’s Report Addresses Pattern of Reprisals in Bahrain

12 September 2018 – Today, the United Nations (UN) published the ninth annual report of the Secretary-General on cooperation with the UN, its representatives, and mechanisms in the field of human rights. The report presents the work of Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour, who addresses intimidation and reprisals against those cooperating with the UN.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Jaafar Mohamed Shughul

Jaafar is a 24-year-old University of Bahrain student currently held in Jau Prison on charges of burning tires, insulting a former Member of Parliament, and kidnapping. He was sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison. Jaafar was sentenced in absentia for the charges of burning tires and insulting a former MP because he[…]

ADHRB Calls Attention to Bahrain’s Ongoing Campaign of Reprisals Against Activists at the HRC38

On Thursday 28 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention during the Item 5 General Debate. The intervention called attention to Bahrain’s continued reprisals against human rights defenders and their families in retaliation for their participation in the Human Rights Council. The intervention[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 Highlights Saudi and Emirati Reprisals Against Activists For UN Cooperation

On Thursday 28 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention during the Council’s Item 5 General Debate, raising concerns about Gulf Cooperation Council reprisals against activists for the work with, and engagement with, the UN and its bodies and mechanisms. In particular, the intervention looked[…]

Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Could Face Another 14 Cases as Appeal Postponed in Bahrain

8 May 2018 – A Bahraini court today adjourned the appeal hearing of imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab until 20 May 2018. This is the second hearing after Rajab decided to appeal his 21 February 2018 conviction on politically motivated charges of “spreading false rumors in time of war,” “insulting public authorities,” and “insulting a foreign[…]