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[…]

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[…]