Prominent Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces Reprisals in Detention

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned, call for his release from prison, and barring that, for improved standards in Jau prison. Al-Khawaja is the Founder and Former President of both the Gulf[…]

ADHRB Sends Open Letter to new US Ambassador to Bahrain

On 17 November 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent an open letter to the new United States (US) Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Hicks Siberell, welcoming him to this new post after he formally presented his credentials to Bahrain’s king. ADHRB encourages Ambassador Siberell to uphold the commitments he made during[…]

ADHRB Joins NGOs in Joint Letter on Bahrain’s Reprisals Against the Alwadaei Family

26 October 2017 – Today, ADHRB and 15 other international human rights organizations issued a joint letter to the governments of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and United States, as well as the European Union External Action Service, requesting that they urgently raise, both publicly and privately, the case of[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Item 8 and Bahrain’s Labor Rights Violations

On 25 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Husain Jawad Parweez delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under the Item 8 General Debate. In his intervention, Parweez called attention to Bahrain’s continued disregard for international labor commitments, particularly labor violations stemming from economic reprisals levied against activists for their[…]

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Cites Bahrain as “Egregious” Perpetrator of Reprisals

22 September 2017 – On 20 September 2017, United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour presented the office’s eighth report on reprisals at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), raising serious concern over the increased attacks on human rights defenders in Bahrain. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in[…]