Open Letter to Members and State Delegations in the Human Rights Council

11 March 2019 – ADHRB takes this opportunity at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, along with Amnesty International, to address an open letter to Council members and observer states, requesting urgent joint action to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain. Please continue reading for the full text of the statement,[…]

ADHRB Panel Event at HRC40 makes the case for International Action on Bahrain

5 March 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) held a panel event at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in which panelists outlined the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, making the case for international action to stem the slide in human rights. The[…]

ADHRB Commemorates February 14 and Calls for Action from the International Community, US, and UK

14 February 2019 – Today marks the eighth anniversary of the mass pro-democracy movement in Bahrain, when tens of thousands of Bahraini citizens peacefully demonstrated around the country, calling for democratic reform and respect for human rights. However, as we commemorate this day, we condemn the Bahraini government’s violent suppression of the movement and its[…]

Leading Bahraini Opposition Figure Sentenced to Life in Prison Exhausts All Appeals

28 January 2019 – Today, on 28 January 2019, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of prominent al-Wefaq opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, therefore upholding his sentence of life in prison. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly rejects the court’s decision to confirm Sheikh Ali Salman’s life sentence and the[…]

38 MEPs call on Bahrain to make parliamentary elections free and fair

16 November 2018 – Today 38 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) expressed their serious concern over the legitimacy of the upcoming elections for the Council of Representatives of Bahrain’s National Assembly in a letter addressed to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The elections are due to be held on Saturday 24 November. In particular,[…]