Family Members of BIRD’s Director of Advocacy Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison as Reprisal Trial Concludes

31 October 2017 – The Bahraini authorities yesterday convicted three innocent family members of exiled human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei in a show trial aimed at the suppression of his UK-based work. We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn the arbitrary arrest, torture and unfair trial of Hajer Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei and Mahmood Marzooq[…]

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 3 Intervention on the Special Procedures

On 18 September at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 General Debate. In his intervention, Payne discussed the work of the Special Procedures on Bahrain. He also highlighted the reprisals against Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei and Ebtisam al-Saegh[…]

UN Human Rights Experts Communicate “Grave Concerns” over Bahrain

5 September 2017 – Today, seven Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) released two recent communications sent to the Government of Bahrain raising concerns about ongoing human rights abuses. These communications addressed allegations of widespread thematic abuses, including violations of the right to life, the right not to be subjected to[…]

HRC35 Item 5 Oral Intervention: Bahrain Targets HRDs for Reprisals

On 16 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Human Rights Council’s 35th session’s Item 5 debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised concerns about the Bahraini government’s use of reprisals against activists who cooperate with UN Human Rights Council mechanisms. Please continue reading for the full text of[…]