Human Rights Council Adopts Bahrain 3rd Cycle UPR, Kingdom Rejects Dozens of Recommendations

21 September 2017 – Today, the Government of Bahrain formally adopted the outcome of its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, fully or partially accepting only 139 out of the total 175 recommendations. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) deeply regrets[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Dialogue with the HRC Advisory Committee on Reprisals

On 20 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain during the Interactive Dialogue with the Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee. In his intervention, Payne raised the issue of Bahrain’s reprisals against human rights defenders and[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Item 4 on Abuses in the Name of Terrorism

On 19 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain delivered an oral intervention under the Item 4 General Debate. The intervention highlighted Bahrain’s use of its expansive counter-terror law to justify crushing, systematic restrictions on free expression, free assembly, and human rights and civil[…]

ADHRB Praises HC Zeid for Concerns Raised on Bahrain at HRC 36

11 September 2017, Geneva – This morning, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein presented his oral update to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC 36) titled “Darker and more Dangerous.” In his report to the Council, the High Commissioner again raised concerns over the deteriorating human[…]

Bahrain: NSA Targets Mohamed Sultan, Son of Opposition MP

26 June 2017 – Amid an ongoing campaign of reprisals against human rights defenders and political activists, Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) has repeatedly targeted Mohamed Hasan Ali Mohamed Juma Sultan, the son of a former parliamentarian for the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq opposition group. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns the recently[…]