Profile in Persecution: Mohamed Hasan Abdulla (AlRamel)

Updated: Mohamed Hasan Abdulla (AlRamel) was a 55-year-old carpenter when he was arrested on 3 November 2015 during a raid on his house. During his detention, he was tortured, sexually harassed, and threatened before being convicted of charges based on planted evidence. He is currently serving his life sentence in Jau Prison, isolated in Building[…]

HRC42 Written Statement: Bahrain and the Alleged Al-Qaeda Connection

Ahead of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council highlighting the recent allegations that authorities in Bahrain have used extremist and terrorist organizations to counter political opposition. Continue reading below for the full text of the[…]

US Department of State’s 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Highlights Ongoing Discrimination in Bahrain But Fails to Provide Recommendations for Reform

27 June 2019 – Last week, on 21 June, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) published its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, analyzing the status of religious freedom globally. This year’s report on Bahrain highlights the degree to which minority religions are free to practice in the kingdom, but also notes multiple[…]

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, ADHRB Calls for an End to Discrimination against Indigenous People in Bahrain

9 August 2018 – Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on Bahrain to end all forms of discrimination against its native populations, including the Baharna and Ajam indigenous groups. According to the United Nations, indigenous people are arguably one of the[…]

Rather than Address Shia Discrimination in Bahrain, US Officials Praise its Whitewashing Efforts

27 July 2018 – Yesterday, Bahrain announced the appointment of an Ambassador-at-Large for Peaceful Coexistence and Religious Freedom. This announcement was applauded by several United States (US) officials including State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, who also commended Bahrain’s “welcoming environment for religious minorities and their right to worship.” Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in[…]