ADHRB Strongly Condemns Bahrain’s New Legal Campaign to Attack Activists on Social Media

4 June 2019 – In the last few weeks, the Bahraini government has taken increased measures to criminalize dissent via social media, specifically targeting the accounts of activists and their followers with a new legal campaign and increased threats. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns this intense suppression of free[…]

HRC38 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Restrictions on Free Expression in Bahrain

On Monday 25 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 General Debate on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB). In her intervention, Moussawi raised concerns about ongoing restrictions on freedom of expression in Bahrain, in[…]

Bahrain Confirms Two-Year Sentence for Nabeel Rajab, Moves toward Conclusion of Separate Twitter Trial

16 January 2018 – Yesterday, the Bahraini Court of Cassation rejected human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal and confirmed his two-year prison sentence for discussing restrictions on free expression and the press in several television interviews. Yesterday also saw the latest hearing in a separate case against Rajab in which he faces prosecution over tweets[…]

Saudi Government Deports Three Sudanese HRDs, Puts them at Risk of Torture

On 11 July, the Saudi government deported three Sudanese nationals to their home country despite the high risk that Sudanese authorities will gravely mistreat, or even torture, them. The Sudanese National Intelligence Service (NISS) detained the three upon their arrival and is now holding them at their headquarters in Khartoum North. Elgassim Mohammed Seed Ahmed[…]

Saudi Detains and Sentences 3 HRDs in the Span of 1 Week

Since the beginning of the New Year, Saudi Arabia has sentenced or detained several human rights defenders. Within the span of one week, Saudi authorities questioned and detained human rights defenders Ahmed al-Mushaikhass, of the Adala Center for Human Rights, and Essam Koshak. On 10 January, a court sentenced Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, of the Saudi Civil[…]